|Birth name||Florence Leontine Mary Welch|
|Born||28 August 1986|
|Associated acts||Florence and the Machine|
Florence Leontine Mary Welch (born 28 August 1986) is an English singer, the lead vocalist and primary songwriter of the indie rock band Florence and the Machine. The band's debut studio album, Lungs topped the UK Albums Chart after charting for 28 consecutive weeks, and won the BRIT Award for Best British Album. The band's second album, Ceremonials (2011), debuted at number one in the UK and number six on the US Billboard 200. Their third album, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful (2015) received positive reviews and topped the UK and US albums chart. The band's fourth album, High as Hope, was released in June 2018 and has sold over one million copies worldwide.
In 2018, Welch released a book titled Useless Magic, a collection of lyrics and poems written by her, along with illustrations.
Family and early life
Florence Leontine Mary Welch was born in Camberwell, London on 28 August 1986 to parents Nick Russell Welch, an advertising executive and Evelyn Welch (née Samuels), an American immigrant from New York City who was educated at Harvard University and the Warburg Institute, University of London. Evelyn is currently Professor of Renaissance Studies, Provost, and Senior Vice President (Arts & Sciences) at King's College London. Through her mother, Welch has both British and American citizenship.
Welch is the niece of satirist Craig Brown via Brown's wife and Welch's aunt, Frances Welch, and granddaughter of Colin Welch (James Colin Ross Welch), former deputy editor of The Daily Telegraph and former Daily Mail parliamentary sketchwriter, originally of Cambridgeshire. Welch's maternal uncle is actor and director John Stockwell.
During her youth, Welch was encouraged by her Scottish paternal grandmother, Cybil Welch (née Russell), to pursue her performing and singing talents. Welch's deceased grandmothers inspired numerous songs on Florence and the Machine's debut album Lungs. Welch also sang at family weddings and funerals.
Welch's parents divorced when she was thirteen, and her mother eventually married their next-door neighbour, Professor Peter Openshaw. Around this time, her maternal grandmother, who had bipolar disorder, died by suicide. In Florence and the Machine's 2018 single Hunger, she opened up for the first time about a teenage eating disorder. She has also spoken of being a highly imaginative and fearful child. "I learned ways to manage that terror – drink, drugs, controlling food..."
Welch was educated at Thomas's London Day School then went on to Alleyn's School, South East London, where she did well academically. However, Welch often got in trouble in school for impromptu singing and for singing too loudly in the school's choir. Despite an early love of reading and literature, she was also diagnosed with mild dyslexia due to problems with spelling, alongside dyspraxia, a developmental coordination disorder that does not affect her reading ability, but caused issues with organization. Music and books gave her reprieve from what she felt made her different from others. "I used reading as a form of escape. I was shy and sensitive, and so reading gave me a safe space." Upon leaving secondary school and "just bumming around Camberwell where I lived, working at a bar and thought that I should start doing something with life", Welch studied at Camberwell College of Arts before dropping out to focus on her music. Initially, she had intended to take a year out from her studies to "see where the music would go and then it started going somewhere so [she] never went back".
2006–2010: Florence and the Machine and Lungs
According to Welch, the band name "Florence + the Machine" had "started off as a private joke that got out of hand. I made music with my friend, who we called Isabella Machine, to which I was Florence Robot. When I was about an hour away from my first gig, I still didn't have a name, so I thought 'Okay, I'll be Florence Robot/Isa Machine', before realising that name was so long it'd drive me mad". In 2006, Welch's performances with Isabella Summers in small London venues under the joint name Florence Robot/Isa Machine began to attract notice. In 2007, Welch recorded with a band named Ashok, who released an album titled Plans on the Filthy Lucre/About Records label. This album included the earliest version of her later hit "Kiss with a Fist", which at this point was titled "Happy Slap".
Florence and the Machine released their debut album Lungs in the United Kingdom on 6 July 2009. The album was officially launched with a set at the Rivoli Ballroom in Brockley, South East London. It peaked at number one in the UK and number two in Ireland. As of 6 August 2009, the album had sold over 100,000 copies in the UK and by 10 August it had been at number two for five consecutive weeks. Following its 25 July 2009 release for download in the United States, the album debuted at number seventeen on the Billboard Heatseekers Albums chart, ultimately peaking at number one. The album was released physically in the US on 20 October by Universal Republic. The album was produced by James Ford, Paul Epworth, Steve Mackey and Charlie Hugall.
Welch contributed vocals to David Byrne and Fatboy Slim's 2010 album Here Lies Love, an album about Imelda Marcos. As of January 2011, Welch was working with Drake on material slated for his upcoming album.
2011–12: Ceremonials and solo endeavours
The band's second album, Ceremonials, was released on 31 October 2011. In the album, Florence's "obsession with drowning" is represented through the use of repeated water imagery. It debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart and number six on the US Billboard 200. On 12 January 2012, Florence and the Machine were nominated for two Brit Awards, with the awards ceremony taking place on 21 February 2012 at the O2 Arena, London. On 26 April 2012, the band released "Breath of Life", a song which was recorded as the official theme song for the film Snow White and the Huntsman. On 5 July 2012, a remix of "Spectrum" by Scottish musician Calvin Harris was released as the fourth single from Ceremonials, becoming the band's first UK number-one hit. Welch expressed excitement about putting new material together for a third album once the band finished touring at the end of September 2012. Welch led a tribute to Amy Winehouse by performing Winehouse's song "Back to Black" and the Annie Lennox-classic Walking on Broken Glass during the VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul concert held in December 2011. The group performed in Times Square on 31 December 2011 for the 40th annual Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve special.
On October 2012, she was featured on Scottish singer-songwriter and producer Calvin Harris' song "Sweet Nothing", which debuted at number one on the UK singles chart, marking Welch's second number one. The song was taken from Harris' third studio album 18 Months and is the fifth single from the album. "Sweet Nothing" also peaked at number one in Ireland and number two in Australia and New Zealand. "Sweet Nothing" was certified Platinum in Australia. "Sweet Nothing" received a nomination for Best Dance Recording at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards.
2015–17: How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
In February 2015, Florence and the Machine announced their third album, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful, which was released on 1 June 2015. The album reached #1 in many markets including the US, the UK, Australia, and Canada. The record spawned two top 40 UK hits, and earned three Grammy nominations.
During June 2015, Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters broke his leg on stage prior to his band's upcoming Glastonbury Festival headline performance, causing Florence and the Machine to be the headline band. They headlined the festival for the first time on 26 June 2015.
In September 2016, during an interview with Heat Radio, American singer Lady Gaga revealed that she and Florence had recorded a song together. The track, titled "Hey Girl", was later featured on Gaga's fifth album Joanne. Footage of their studio session was featured in Gaga's Netflix documentary Gaga: Five Foot Two.
2018–present: High as Hope
On 12 April 2018, Florence and the Machine released a song titled "A Sky Full of Song" and an accompanying music video on YouTube, directed by AG Rojas. The song was released for Record Store Day on April 21, which supports brick and mortar record stores; a limited edition 7" vinyl was also released. Also in 2018 "Hunger" was released. Florence and the Machine's fourth studio album High as Hope was released on 29 June 2018.
On 22 May 2018, Florence Welch performed a duet with Mick Jagger, at London Stadium, during the Rolling Stones' No Filter Tour. They sang "Wild Horses".
In July 2018, Welch published her first book Useless Magic: Lyrics and Poetry. The book showcases her lyrics and poetry, alongside corresponding artwork from the time of her first album Lungs to her 2018 release High as Hope.
On 28 April 2021, Welch announced that she would contribute music and lyrics to a musical adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby," with producer Thomas Bartlett co-writing the adaptation's music and Martyna Majok writing the book.
Welch has been compared to other singers such as Kate Bush, Stevie Nicks, Siouxsie Sioux, PJ Harvey, Shirley Manson, Alison Goldfrapp, Tori Amos and Björk. When describing Lungs, Welch said, "When I was writing these songs, I used to refer to myself as Florence 'Robot...because I really like what a machine thinks organic instruments really sound like." Welch possesses a contralto vocal range.
During interviews, Welch has cited singers Grace Slick, Alanis Morissette and Stevie Nicks as influences and "heroes." She told Rolling Stone in 2010, “I’m pretty obsessed with [Stevie] Nicks, from her style to her voice. I like watching her on YouTube and her old performances, the way she moves and everything.”
She has also listed in her early influences the likes of John Cale, Otis Redding, Siouxsie Sioux, David Byrne and Lou Reed. In a review of Ceremonials, Jody Rosen of Rolling Stone described Florence and the Machine's style as "dark, robust and romantic", deeming the ballad "Only If for a Night" as a mix of "classic soul and midnight-on-the-moors English art rock". Welch stated that her lyrics related to Renaissance artists : "We're dealing with all of the same things they did: love and death, time and pain, heaven and hell". Welch has used religious imagery in her music and performances, though she has stated, "I'm not a religious person. Sex, violence, love, death, are the topics that I'm constantly wrestling with, it's all connected back to religion."
Nick Welch, her father, contributed a "rock and roll element to the family mix"; in his twenties, he lived in a West End squat and attended the Squatters' Ball organised by Heathcote Williams where The 101ers played regularly. A self-confessed "frustrated performer", if Nick, as he put it, "nudged Flo in any way, it's only been to listen to the Ramones rather than Green Day." Evelyn, Welch's mother, had an equally strong, yet completely different influence on her daughter. A visit to one of her mother's renaissance lectures left teenage Florence deeply impressed. She explained, "I aspire to something like that, but with music. I hope that my music has some of the big themes—sex, death, love, violence—that will still be part of the human story in 200 years' time."
Welch is known for her distinctive clothing style, often performing concerts wearing light Gucci dresses, barefoot and without jewellery. Vogue described her style as Bohemian and called her "the queen of Bohemian style."
When discussing her fashion style, Welch said that, "For the stage, it's The Lady of Shalott meets Ophelia...mixed with scary gothic bat lady. But in real life I'm kind of prim." Welch often mixes artistic influences both in her fashion style and music, with a strong nod towards the style of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. 2011 saw Gucci dressing her for her summer tour and a performance at the Chanel runway show at Paris Fashion Week. Welch describes 1970s American drag queen troupe The Cockettes and French chanson singer Françoise Hardy as fashion mentors.
Welch has also named Fleetwood Mac member Stevie Nicks as a musical, fashion and general influence. Welch can sometimes be seen in concert paying homage to Nicks' famous billowing stage dress.
Welch considers herself an introvert, and is passionate about reading and literature. She has held many events with her fan-run book club, Between Two Books. "It’s a huge generalization to say that all readers are introverts; I'm sure there's a lot of extroverted bookworms out there, but, for me, it's nice to know people of similar inclinations can actually come together in a social way and talk about something that is inherently solitary."
Although many of her songs contain religious themes and elements, Welch has said she does not follow any particular religion. "I went to Catholic school, and the first songs I remember liking were hymns. I find it's nice to mix the mundane and the magical, the irrelevant with the huge themes. Sex, love, death, marriage, guilt—mix that with seeing a huge sky or going for a walk or turning the page of a book. Living is dealing with the everyday and the notion that you're going to die."
Welch has been open about her struggles with anxiety and depression, as well as with alcohol. Many of her songs reflect these issues.
In 2015, Welch broke her foot after leaping off the stage at the Coachella Festival. She revealed that she used to drink alcohol before every performance, telling Billboard: "I'm quite shy, really—that's probably why I used to drink a lot. But I don't anymore. When I finally took time off to make this new record, I had time to strengthen. And when I was coming back into the fray, I really didn't want to lose that. I thought I could go dive-bomb back into it, but look what happened. I dived into it and literally broke myself."
In 2016, Welch voiced her support for Remain during the EU referendum on that issue. Welch is also a vocal advocate for LGBT rights, and regularly waves the rainbow flag at her concerts, particularly during her song "Spectrum (Say My Name)". In 2019, Welch expressed her support for women's rights during concerts in Las Vegas, Nevada, Chicago, Illinois, Raleigh and Columbia, Maryland. She encouraged her audience to donate to the ACLU instead of buying concert merchandise. In 2018, she tweeted her support for the removal of the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution of Ireland. The removal passed and legalised abortion access within the country.
As featured artist
|Single||Year||Peak chart positions||Certifications||Album|
(Calvin Harris featuring
(Banks & Steelz featuring
|2017||—[A]||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||Anything But Words|
- "Wild Season" did not enter the UK Singles Chart, but peaked at number 74 on the UK Physical Singles Chart.
(Kid Harpoon and Florence Welch (backing vocals))
|2008||The Second EP|
|"She's No Sense"
(The Big Pink and Florence Welch (backing vocals))
|"Here Lies Love"
(David Byrne and Fatboy Slim featuring Florence Welch)
|2010||Here Lies Love|
|"My Baby Just Cares For Me" (from The Hootenanny 2009)
(Jools Holland and Florence Welch)
|2012||The Golden Age Of Song|
|"I Come Apart"
(ASAP Rocky featuring Florence Welch)
|2013||Long. Live. ASAP|
|"Neon Citied Sea"
(Felix White featuring Florence Welch (background vocals))
(Felix White featuring Florence Welch (background vocals))
(Felix White featuring Florence Welch (background vocals))
(Felix White featuring Florence Welch)
|"The Other Side"
(Emile Haynie featuring Florence Welch (backing vocals))
|"When in Disgrace with Fortune and Men's Eyes (Sonnet 29)"
(Rufus Wainwright featuring Florence Welch and Ben de Vries)
|2016||Take All My Loves: 9 Shakespeare Sonnets|
(Lady Gaga featuring Florence Welch)
|"Wild Horses" (Live)
(The Rolling Stones featuring Florence Welch)
|2019||Honk (Deluxe version)|
|"Cheating On A Stranger"
(Adam Green and Florence Welch (backing vocals))
|Engine Of Paradise|
|2016||Rihanna||Anti||"Goodnight Gotham"||Robyn Fenty, Paul Epworth|
|2017||Sia||Wonder Woman OST||"To Be Human" feat. Labrinth||Richard Nowels Jr.|
|2020||CamelPhat||Dark Matter||"Easier" feat. Lowes||David Whelan, Michael Di Scala, Justin Parker|
Awards and nominations
This section needs additional citations for verification. (May 2018)
|2009||Brit Awards||Critics Choice Award||Florence Welch||Won|
|2010||NME Awards||Best Dressed||Florence Welch||Nominated|
|2011||Virgin Media Music Awards||Best Live Act||Nominated|
|Shameless Publicity Seeker||Nominated|
|2012||MP3 Music Awards||The HDT Award||"Sweet Nothing" (featuring Calvin Harris)||Nominated|
|2013||British Fashion Awards||Best British Style||Florence Welch||Nominated|
|NME Awards||Dancefloor Anthem||"Sweet Nothing" (featuring Calvin Harris)||Won|
|MTV Video Music Awards Japan||Best Collaboration||Nominated|
|MTV Video Music Awards||Best Editing||Nominated|
|Billboard Music Awards||Top EDM Song||Nominated|
|2014||Grammy Awards||Best Dance Recording||Nominated|
|iHeartRadio Music Awards||EDM Song of the Year||Nominated|
|World Music Awards||World's Best Song||Nominated|
|World's Best Video||Nominated|
|World’s Best Female Artist||Florence Welch||Nominated|
|World's Best Live Act||Nominated|
|2016||Grammy Awards||Best Rock Song||"What Kind of Man"||Nominated|
|Silver Clef Awards||Best Female||Florence Welch||Won|
|2017||Ivor Novello Awards||International Achievement||Won|
|2018||Mercury Prize||Album of the Year||High As Hope||Nominated|
- Patterson, Sylvia (20 September 2009). "Behind the success of Florence and the Machine". The Sunday Times. London. Retrieved 7 March 2010. mirror
- "Florence and the Machine open Reading Festival with secret birthday gig". NME. 28 August 2009. Retrieved 18 June 2011.
- "Florence Welch". Glamour. Retrieved 18 June 2011.
- How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful, retrieved 5 June 2015
- "Florence + the Machine scores third No 1 album in the UK". The Guardian. Retrieved 27 July 2015
- Caulfield, Keith (10 June 2015). "Florence + the Machine Scores First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart". Billboard. Retrieved 10 June 2015.
- Ryan, Francesca (4 June 2009). "Florence and the Machine interview: sound and vision". The Telegraph.
- "Interview with Evelyn Welch". Association of Art Historians. Archived from the original on 5 March 2016.
- "James Welch to wed Evelyn Samuels". The New York Times. New York City. 8 August 1982. Retrieved 6 October 2015.
- "Professor Evelyn Welch FKC". King's College London. Retrieved 4 July 2018.
- Varga, George. "Florence Welch on music, maturing & not drinking". San Diego Union Tribune. Retrieved 13 July 2018.
- West, Richard (29 January 1997). "Obituary: Colin Welch". The Independent.
- Sellers, John (21 November 2011). "Florence Welch on Her Fear of Treadmills, Lady Gaga, and 'Ceremonials'". Spin. Retrieved 6 October 2015.
- "Instagram - Florence Welch". Florence's Instagram. Instagram. Retrieved 19 November 2018.
- Patterson, Sylvia (20 September 2009). "Behind the success of Florence and the Machine". The Sunday Times.(subscription required)
- Corner, Lewis (23 May 2011). "Florence Welch: "New songs about my dead grandma"". Digital Spy.
- "15 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Florence Welch". Fuse. Retrieved 27 February 2018.
- Taysom, Joe. "Florence Welch Talks About Alcohol and Her Grandmother's Suicide". Far Out Magazine. Far Out Magazine. Retrieved 19 November 2018.
- Wiseman, Eva. "Florence Welch: I Wonder Sometimes, Did I Dream Too Big?". The Guardian. Retrieved 1 December 2018.
- "Florence Welch: Quirky Mind Behind Machine". Dyspraxia USA. Dyspraxia USA. Retrieved 28 June 2018.
- Simalis, Linda. "Why Florence is a Star, not a Machine". Daily Telegraph. Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 28 June 2018.
- Petrarca, Emilia. "Welch, Book Club Enthusiast, Gets Candid About the Literature That Changed Her". W Magazine. W Magazine. Retrieved 28 June 2018.
- May, Hana (14 December 2009). "Florence and the Machine". Hearty Magazine. Archived from the original on 6 January 2010. Retrieved 20 January 2014.
- Bell, Sean (26 July 2009). "A piece of my mind: Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine". The Herald. Herald & Times Group. Retrieved 6 March 2010.
- "Florence & The Machine". discogs. Retrieved 7 May 2020.
- Parkin, April (4 April 2007). "Ashok – 'Plans' (Filthy Lucre)". Gigwise. Giant Digital. Retrieved 30 January 2011.
- "INTERVIEW: Florence and the Machine". Yorkshire Evening Post. Yorkshire Post Newspapers. 6 August 2009. Archived from the original on 14 January 2013. Retrieved 8 August 2009.
- Sexton, Paul (10 August 2009). "Michael Jackson Extends U.K. Album Chart Run, Tinchy Stryder Notches Second Top Single". Billboard. Retrieved 10 August 2009.
- "Heatseekers Albums – Week of July 25, 2009". Billboard. Retrieved 14 June 2011.
- "Florence + the Machine Album & Song Chart History – Heatseekers Albums". Billboard. Retrieved 14 June 2011.
- Tartanella, Emily (7 July 2009). "Florence and the Machine: Lungs". PopMatters. Retrieved 12 July 2009.
- Rey, Benedicte (16 November 2009). "Florence + The Machine: the voice that bewitched pop". Archived from the original on 9 February 2010. Retrieved 17 November 2009.
- Brown, Helen (1 April 2010). "Here Lies Love: David Byrne and Fatboy Slim, CD review". The Daily Telegraph. London. Retrieved 8 April 2010.
- Perpetua, Matthew (13 January 2011). "Drake to Collaborate with The xx and Florence and the Machine". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 17 January 2011.
- Semigran, Aly (28 February 2011). "Florence and the Machine Drew On 'Emotional' '127 Hours' At Oscars". MTV News. Viacom. Retrieved 7 March 2011.
- Vyavahare, Renuka (13 February 2011). "Why Dido won't perform with Rahman at Oscars". The Times of India. The Times Group. Retrieved 7 March 2011.
- Murison, Krissi. "The Exorcism of Florence Welch." NME – New Musical Express, 2011., pp. 18–22.
- "Florence and the Machine album takes number one". BBC News. 7 November 2011. Retrieved 4 December 2011.
- Caulfield, Keith (9 November 2011). "Justin Bieber's 'Mistletoe' Brightens Billboard 200 With No. 1 Debut". Billboard. Retrieved 17 March 2012.
- "Brit awards 2012: nominations in full". The Guardian. 12 January 2012. Retrieved 5 February 2012.
- "Florence and the Machine debut new song 'Breath of Life'". NME. 26 April 2012. Retrieved 28 April 2012.
- Bell, Crystal (26 April 2012). "Florence and the Machine, 'Breath of Life': Singer Releases New 'Snow White and the Huntsman' Track (AUDIO)". Huffington Post. Retrieved 28 April 2012.
- "Florence And The Machine score first ever Number 1 with a little help from Calvin Harris". www.officialcharts.com. Retrieved 7 May 2020.
- "Florence Welch: 'My live shows are like an exorcism'". NME. 31 July 2012. Retrieved 17 August 2012.
- "VH1 Divas: Florence Welch Leads Amy Winehouse Tribute". Billboard. 20 December 2011. Retrieved 18 March 2012.
- "'Back To Black' by Florence + The Machine". VH1.com. 19 December 2011. Archived from the original on 7 October 2015. Retrieved 6 October 2015.
- Kaufman, Gil (7 December 2011). "Nicki Minaj, LMFAO Join Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve". MTV News. Viacom. Retrieved 18 March 2012.
- "Calvin Harris & Florence Welch's 'Sweet Nothing' debuts at UK No.1". Pressparty. 21 October 2012. Retrieved 6 October 2015.
- "The National Academy of Recording Arts And Sciences, Inc. : Final Nominations List: 56th GRAMMY Awards" (PDF). www.grammy.com. Retrieved 26 June 2015.
- "Florence & The Machine". GRAMMY.com. 22 May 2018. Retrieved 21 October 2018.
- Youngs, Ian (26 June 2015). "Glastonbury: Florence and the Machine step up with headline set". BBC News Online. Retrieved 26 June 2015.
- heatworld (9 September 2016). "Lady Gaga - "I'm a very simple person, though I might appear complicated"". Retrieved 21 May 2019 – via YouTube.
- Phillips, Amy (7 March 2017). "Lykke, Patti, Iggy, and More: Every Musician in Terrence Malick's Song to Song". Pitchfork. Retrieved 8 March 2017.
- "Twitter". mobile.twitter.com. Retrieved 13 April 2018.
- Stavropoulos, Laura (28 June 2019). "High As Hope: How Florence + The Machine Spread Their Gospel". uDiscover Music. Retrieved 19 March 2020.
- "'I Never Thought I Would Talk About It.' So Florence Welch Put It in a Song". The New York Times. 14 June 2018. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
- Lang, Brent (28 April 2021). "Florence Welch Writing 'Great Gatsby' Musical". Variety. Retrieved 28 April 2021.
- Rosen, Jody (15 November 2011). "Ceremonials". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 1 November 2011.
- Garratt, Sheryl (14 June 2009). "Pop review: Florence and the Machine, Lungs". The Guardian. Retrieved 15 November 2011.
- Grigoriadis, Vanessa. "How the arty, ethereal singer became the Stevie Nicks of the 'Twilight' generation". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 19 November 2018.
- "Top Influential Music Style Icons". Glamour magazine. Retrieved 4 September 2014.
- "Why we love Alison Goldfrapp". Getmusic. Archived from the original on 20 October 2014. Retrieved 6 October 2015.
- Gee, Catherine (3 July 2016). "Florence + the Machine and Kendrick Lamar, British Summer Time, review: 'hippy euphoria meets lyrical hip hop'". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
- "Florence Welch – My London". London Evening Standard. 30 July 2009. Retrieved 17 March 2012.
- Welch, Florence (2014). "Florence + the Machine Interview". MSN Music (Interview). Interviewed by Matt Schichter. Toronto – via YouTube.
- Reed, Ryan. "Hear Florence + the Machine Cover Silver Springs". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 19 November 2018.
- Glass, Joshua (30 November 2016). "John Cale Muses on Poetry, Sobriety, and Hood By Air with Florence Welch". documentjournal.com. Archived from the original on 5 December 2016. Retrieved 30 November 2016.CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
- "Visionary Vixen". Los Angeles Times Magazine. Los Angeles Times Communications. 3 January 2011. Archived from the original on 11 September 2011. Retrieved 11 March 2013.
- "Florence And The Machine: "I love demons and exorcism"". NME. 4 July 2011. Retrieved 18 November 2013.
- Odell, Mike (May 2010). "Florence Attacks!". Q. Bauer Media Group (286): 46–52.
- "Florence Welch's "Ceremonial" Gucci stage dress". Vogue Paris (in French). Retrieved 13 February 2019.
- "Florence Welch Proves She's Still the Queen of Bohemian Style". Vogue. Retrieved 13 February 2019.
- Marcus, Laura (9 August 2010). "Style Idol: Florence Welch". Venus Zine. Archived from the original on 1 April 2012. Retrieved 23 September 2010.
- "Florence Welch - Perfect Model for the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood". DailyArt Magazine.
- Ellison, Jesse (23 October 2011). "Florence's Dark Side of Fame Newsweek 23 October 2011". The Daily Beast. The Newsweek Daily Beast Company. Retrieved 18 March 2012.
- "Florence Welch's Fashion: 'It's Not Inner Turmoil. It's Total Escapism' Billboard 4 October 2011". Billboard. Retrieved 21 November 2011.
- Edgar, Michelle (6 September 2010). "Behind the Scenes with Florence and The Machine: Music Unites Interviews". Huffington Post. Archived from the original on 6 October 2016. Retrieved 30 June 2018.
- Petrarca, Emilia. "Florence Welch, Book Club Enthusiast, Gets Candid About Literature". W Magazine. W Magazine. Retrieved 13 July 2018.
- Gunderson, Edna (31 July 2011). "Florence + High Profile". USA Today. Retrieved 13 July 2018.
- "Florence Welch reveals struggle with alcoholism, depression". 105.7 The Point. 105.7 The Point. Retrieved 1 December 2018.
- Battersby, Matilda (15 April 2015). "Florence Welch breaks foot leaping offstage at Coachella". The Independent. London. Retrieved 27 July 2015.
- "The celebrities that support Brexit (and the ones backing Remain)". The Independent. Retrieved 27 November 2018.
- Stern, Bradley. "Florence Welch Holds Rainbow Flag, Leads 'Love Is Love' Chant in Concert". Pop crush. Retrieved 18 February 2019.
- Rini, Jen. "Firefly Recap: A Weekend of Love, Awareness, and Music". USA Today. USA Today. Retrieved 18 February 2019.
- "@florencethemachinebr on Instagram: "Florence + The Machine – Las Vegas – 05.17.19 Legend written by @florencethemachinebr 👇 Eu tenho que dizer que neste momento meu coração…"". Instagram. Retrieved 21 May 2019.
- "Irish Abortion Referendum: Musicians Encourage Votes, Tweets". Billboard. Retrieved 18 May 2019.
- "Florence & the Machine". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 14 March 2011.
- "Discography Florence + The Machine". australian-charts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 14 March 2011.
- "Discographie Florence + The Machine" (in German). austriancharts.at. Hung Medien. Archived from the original on 30 January 2011. Retrieved 14 March 2011.
- "Calvin Harris – Chart history: Billboard Canadian Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved 11 April 2013.
- "Discographie Florence + The Machine" (in German). charts.de Media Control. Retrieved 7 November 2011.
- "Discography Florence + The Machine". irish-charts.com. Hung Medien. Archived from the original on 14 March 2012. Retrieved 14 March 2011.
- "Discography Florence + The Machine". charts.nz. Retrieved 14 March 2011.
- "Discography Florence + The Machine". norwegiancharts.com. Hung Medien. Archived from the original on 5 June 2012. Retrieved 14 March 2011.
- "Florence + The Machine". swisscharts.com. Hung Medien. Archived from the original on 23 July 2012. Retrieved 14 March 2011.
- "Calvin Harris – Chart history: The Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved 11 April 2013.
- "Certified Awards". British Phonographic Industry. Archived from the original on 6 February 2013. Retrieved 21 November 2009.
- "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2013 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Archived from the original on 8 February 2016. Retrieved 11 April 2013.
- "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Calvin Harris; 'Sweet Nothing')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved 28 April 2013.
- "Gold Platinum Database". Music Canada. 26 March 2013. Archived from the original on 24 June 2013. Retrieved 11 April 2013.
- "Gold & Platinum". Recording Industry Association of America. Archived from the original on 27 April 2013. Retrieved 22 June 2013.
- "NZ Top 40 Singles Chart". Recording Industry Association of New Zealand. 7 January 2013. Retrieved 11 April 2013.
- "Official Physical Singles Chart Top 100 - 04 August 2017 - 10 August 2017". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 1 June 2020.
- Swash, Rosie (12 December 2008). "Florence and the Machine wins Brits Critics' Choice Award 2009". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 9 January 2019.
- Whitby, Tim. "Florence Welch accepts the award for Best Dancefloor Anthem at the NME Awards 2013 at the Troxy on February 27, 2013 in London, England". www.edmontonjournal.com. Retrieved 7 May 2020.
- "Grammys 2014: Winners list". CNN. 27 January 2014. Retrieved 10 December 2018.
- "Grammy Awards 2016: See the Full Winners List". Billboard. 16 February 2016. Retrieved 10 December 2018.
- Ruby, Jennifer; Foster, Alistair (18 May 2017). "Florence Welch and Skepta win big at the 2017 Ivor Novello Awards". Evening Standard. Retrieved 10 December 2018.
- Kim, Michelle (20 September 2018). "Wolf Alice Win 2018 Mercury Prize". Pitchfork. Retrieved 10 December 2018.