Florence and the Machine's toilet beginnings

Florence and the Machine

Florence and the Machine

Florence and the Machine's Florence Welch has revealed her music career first began when she met her manager Mairead Nash in the toilets at a party.

Florence Welch's "fluke" music career started out in a toilet.

The Florence and the Machine frontwoman - whose debut album 'Lungs' was one of the best-selling records of 2009 - admitted she first met her manager Mairead Nash when she sang an Etta James track to the Queens of Noize DJ in the toilet at a party.

She said: "I was at this tuxedo event. I cornered Mairead in the toilet and started singing 'Something's Got a Hold on Me' by Etta James to her. She asked me to sing at her Christmas party, and now she's my manager. It's such a funny fluke that I started, quite literally, in the toilet."

Meanwhile, the singer - whose 'Dog Days Are Over' track is nominated for the coveted Best Video gong at the upcoming MTV Video Music Awards - explained the song is about "apocalyptic euphoria".

She added to the USA Today newspaper: "'Dog Days' symbolises apocalyptic euphoria, chaotic freedom and running really, really fast with your eyes closed. I hope to somehow encapsulate those things in my performance.

"Music is an outlet for my frustration when I go to my darkest place. I'm scared and joyful at the same time. But all my music is heartfelt and sincere."

Florence + the Machine

Lusty vocalist with a fine line in stage gear and one of the most distinctive voices in pop. The band's thrid album, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful, was released on 2 June 2015.


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