MTV PUSH Artist Of The Week: Florence + The Machine

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Florence + The Machine, the recording project of the beguiling Brit artist Florence Welch, has been a Buzzworthy favorite since way back in the heady days of 2008. So we’re positively giddy that she’s this week’s MTV PUSH Artist of the Week.

Evoking the ethereal, enigmatic power of PJ Harvey and Tori Amos, plus pipes easily mistakable for Beth Ditto, Florence + the Machine are still riding high off of their incredibly assured (and aptly titled) debut album, Lungs, while racking up music nominations and awards and spots on it-tours. And if you stopped in your tracks after hearing their ghostly sound on the Eclipse soundtrack, then you probably already know that that was Florence + The Machine’s haunting “Heavy In Your Arms.”

See how Florence quickly came up with the name Florence + The Machine.