Ongoing History of New Music

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.

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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.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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