Posts Tagged ‘Florence & The Machine’

Spectrum: Florence & The Machine @ No. 1

July 15th, 2012

As expected, Florence & the Machine have scored their first number one single with ‘Spectrum (Say My Name)’. It entered the UK Top 40 this evening. View the video.

I know some disagree but I still think the video and imagery is heavily influenced by early 80s Toyah and Kate Bush (who were in turn influenced by David Bowie of course). Good to have a decent song at number one for a change :) I’ll shut up about Florence now!!!

Florence On Course To Claim First UK No. 1 Single

July 11th, 2012

Florence & The Machine’s ‘Spectrum’ is on course to enter the UK Top 40 at number one this Sunday. If it does so it will be the band’s first. Florence’s image, and the imagery used in the accompanying promo video, is very Toyahesque (with a smidge of Kate Bush too).

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Toyah News Briefs

May 31st, 2012

• A few more screencaps from Florence & The Machine’s new ‘Spectrum’ video. After watching the full clip, co-directed by David LaChapelle, it’s difficult not to consider that it is influened by Toyah (Ieya, Brave New World) and Kate Bush. View the video here and larger versions of the caps here.

• Toyah mentioned a couple of weeks ago she had been asked to participate in a new Doctor Who documentary for ‘BBC America’. She tweeted today to say she was now filming this and her thoughts were full of plots, facts, Daleks and Cybermen!

• According to the Mylor Sessions website Toyah’s concert on Saturday 23rd June, at Tremayne Hall, is now sold out (75% of the tickets were bought in the first 24 hours of going on sale).

What’s on TV include a clip from the 1990 BAFTA Awards in their latest “What’s on You Tube” feature, with someone you may just recognise presenting the award…

Florence & The Machine: Spectrum

May 30th, 2012

A couple of stills from Florence & The Machine’s video for their new single ‘Spectrum’. This debuted today… That hairstyle looks interestingly familiar!

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