Monday, November 22, 2010

Siouxsie x Alison = Florence

Take the intensity of Siouxsie Sioux's voice, and multiply it by the powerful heart grabbing chords that Alison Moyet's singing produces, and you've got Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine.  Very impressive performance on SNL last Saturday night (link here)

I just wish Lauren Michaels would stop letting Kristine Wiig's horribly redundant and annoying characters ruin his show. She's not funny - Gilly, Judy Grimes, Sue, Aunt Linda (barely likable, occasionally), Target Lady, Garth & Kat... all un-funny. Her Suze Orman & Pelosi are pretty good, and the "2 assholes" (in jump suits, chewing gum) was funny, but with Jason Sudeikis gone, we never see that anymore. Anytime Gilly, Grimes, Linda, or Garth/Kat come on, the DVR fast forward is used repeatedly.

But Florence Welch's voice... what a breath of fresh air!  Too bad SNL couldn't get the drum track to synchronize with the actual stick movements The Machine's drummer Chris Hayden was trying to make it look like he was playing. 


  1. This is my current music obsession. Her voice is unreal - TOTALLY a breath of fresh air.

    Check out some of these live performances on WEXP:

    This MTV performance is pretty impressive too.

  2. Cool. She's a Londoner. Nice to see her popular in the US now.


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