Delicate and ferocious, powerful yet vulnerable, 80's riot girl meets '90's Lilith Fair, Florence and the Machine's music can go from one extreme to the other in an instant of juxtaposing sounds and emotions driven by front woman Florence Welch's voice. The easiest way to describe them: Pretty with a punch.
The British band's debut album "Lungs" on Universal Republic has been a huge breakout, spurring buzz in both the UK and the US. They've recently embarked on their first US tour, starting in New York with two sold out shows at Le Poisson Rouge and Terminal 5. And playing across the country with a stop at Coachella Music & Arts Festival.
"I get inspirations from all over the place," says Florence.
However, her music idol of all-time is Stevie Nicks.
"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 says.