Live Review: Florence + the Machine @ Alexandra Palace

Florence + the Machine @ Alexandra Palace It’s hard to have missed Florence + the Machine’s meteoric rise to stardom over the past six years. Even before debut studio album Lungs was released back in 2009, the Florence Welch-fronted group was longlisted for BBC’s Sound of 2009, ultimately losing out to synth-popper Little Boots. But even during her early evening Reading Festival slot that year, she was making a name for herself, climbing the rafters of the NME tent on what was her 23rd birthday. Six years on and three studio albums later, she has proven her staying power,...

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