Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Florence &The Machine

Today is Florence Welch's birthday. She has just unwrapped a shiny new megaphone and is using it to good effect. She is also skipping across the stage, climbing the lighting gantry and generally having a whale of a time.

It's just a shame that her material is so patchy. 'Drumming Song' is awesome, threatening to lift the tent from it's moorings. 'Rabbit Heart', on the other hand, falls somewhat flat and it is hard to see young women singing along to the lyric to 'Kiss With A Fist' without feeling a genuine sense of unease as a highly emotive topic, something normally whispered behind closed doors, is sung out in the cavernous NME/Radio 1 tent.


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