Florence & The Machine - “Kiss With A Fist”
Florence & The Machine is Florence Mary Leontine Welch, and a backing band that seems to vary from show to show (currently Dev Hynes of Lightspeed Champion).
This track typifies Florence’s sound: a haunting, captivating voice and a bluesy sensibility that draws comparison with the likes of Kristin Hersh and Amy Winehouse, topped off with a whole load of attitude. It was released as a single on Moshi Moshi Records in the UK and IAMSOUND Records in the US, a week ago. Also worth checking out is her cover of Cold War Kids’ “Hospital Beds”, which can be streamed on her MySpace, that she frequently opens her sets with.
She’s currently working on her debut album with Kid Harpoon. You’ll also find her at this year’s Glastonbury Festival, and various other venues throughout the UK (all listed on her MySpace) after that.