by / November 26th, 2008 /

MP3: Florence & The Machine cover versions

See, we told you that you’d love Florence & The Machine, didn’t we? When we tipped Florence Welch and company as one of our potential giants back in the summer one of the things we brought attention to was their extemporary choice of cover versions.

To celebrate the release of their next single -Dog Days’ (due early December and produced by Simian Mobile Disco’s James Ford) here are a couple of them – Beiruit’s -Postcards From Italy’ and Cold War Kids’ -Hospital Beds’, plus a live version of their own -Girl With 1 Eye’. The single features yet another cover, this time -You Got The Love’ by Candi Staton and The Source. Believe us please, one of THE stars of 2009.

Florence and The Machine – Postcards from Italy (Beirut cover)

[audio:http://www.state.ie/mp3/flo-postcardsfromitaly.mp3]

Florence and The Machine – Hospital Beds (Cold War Kids cover)

[audio:http://www.state.ie/mp3/flo-hospitalbedslive.mp3]

Florence and The Machine – Girl With One Eye (Live)

[audio:http://www.state.ie/mp3/flo-girlwith1eyelive.mp3]

Video

  • Wow. The video couldn’t actually be more wanky.
    They’ve ticked every box of pretentious, art-school shithousery and they’ve ticked said boxes with a dayglo ‘wacky fluffy’ pen too.. while wearing feathered head-dresses.
    Interview in The Guide a while back gave a perfect picture of what this band are about..
    Not really that bad a song though.

  • Wayne

    the Beeb have got in on the act, they’re on the 15 Acts to watch in 2009 on bbc.co.uk

  • Gary
  • LD

    Great post – gorgeous tunes. Thanks so much.

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