The Ongoing History of New Music, Episode 734: What’s With Florence + The Machine?
I think it’s important that we have performers who are larger than life. Music is, after all, showbiz. It’s supposed to take us to places we’ve never been before. And for that we rely on artists who are quirky, bizarre, eccentric, weird and fun. Florence Welch ticks all those boxes and then some. And I mean that with all the love I can muster.
This week’s show will look at Florence, her music, her band, her upbringing and the things that make her the spiritual successor to performers like Kate Bush, Tori Amos, Bjork and PJ Harvey.
The Ongoing History of New Music can be heard on the following stations:
- 102.1 The Edge/Toronto – Sunday night at 7, Monday night at 11 with archives show Tuesday and Wednesday at midnight.
- Live 88-5/Ottawa
- 107.5 Dave-FM/Kitchener
- FM96/London – Sunday night at 7, Monday night at 11
- The Drive/Kingston
- 98.1 The Bridge/Lethbridge – Saturday night at 6, Sunday morning at 10am
- Rock 97.7/Grand Prairie – Sunday nights at 6.
- Sonic 102.9/Edmonton
- The Zone/Victoria
- Live 105/Halifax
We’re still looking for more affiliates in Vancouver, Kamloops, Kelowna, Red Deer, Regina, Saskatoon, Brandon, Windsor, Montreal, Charlottetown, Moncton, Fredericton, and St John’s and anywhere else with a transmitter. If you’re in any of those markets and you want the show, lemme know and I’ll see what I can do.
Things are looking good for a debut in Singapore in January. And at least one US station wants to come on board. Anyone else? Love to hear from you.