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(Florence Welch, Rob Ackroyd, Isa Summers, Chris Hayden...).
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Questions flooded in on our Twitter, and we’ve chosen your finest.
Firstly, let’s doth our cap at the obvious elephant in the room:
Do you have any news about the new album?@eeddggaarr
When will we get some new music???? We’re waiting so hard! @Yannick_Flo
… Nail biting isn’t it!
Now, onto the more in-depth questions:
What’s your favourite song that the band have done, and what’s your favourite cover? @badlydrawnflo
I’d have to say that the first tune that comes to mind as my favourite is ‘Only If For A Night’ – The chord sequence, the beat, the time pattern etc. And everything about Flo’s vocal! Big BIG tune!
And fave cover… is a toss-up between Cold War Kids’ ‘Hospital Beds’ and Fleetwood Mac’s ‘The Chain’. Both covers have a lot of meaning to me now. And they make me happy listening back to them!
Who are your drummer inspirations? Eleanor
John Bonham, Dave Grohl, David Silveria and Brad Wilks. All four of these guys taught me something new and exciting about drums/beats!!
Chris, if you could play any other instrument, which one would you choose? @machine_lover
I started my music on guitar, but I’ve always really wanted the ability to play the piano!
Which dovetails nicely with the next set of questions:
Have you already thought of another career besides music? @Brubzf
Over the last few years I have produced a few tracks/albums. Recently I’ve worked on a film score too, but that’s all still music. Soooo… I always wanted to be an actor and football player when I was younger?
Would you ever quit music to focus on your family or business? @Dity_Flmw
I’m so lucky to have my family, and my business that is based around my music. I hope to be playing music for as long as I can.
Now onto the real gritty stuff:
What’s the weirdest/creepiest thing a fan has ever said to you? @FATMFanClub
Probably not anything a fan has said actually. The fake/copy Twitter/Facebook pages are pretty creepy/weird though.
If you were a knight, what kind of armour would you wear? @littlemachine_
Some kind of mithril armour I would imagine?!
As a musician, generally the performance aspect is the real reward for this hallowed profession, so before we release Chris into the wild, we’ll finish with a pair of show related questions:
We remember Flo’s infamous climb up the rigging at Reading ‘09; how hard was it to watch that and keep the beat? @dishgirl
Haha! Yeah that was pretty crazy! Luckily, I couldn’t see Flo from behind the kit, otherwise I would have most definitely lost my head – and the beat! She was pretty high up! Watching the footage back, I was pretty impressed with her climbing skills!
Do you have any “dream festival” where you’d like to play but you didn’t have a chance yet? Klára Vaverová
Hmm tough one… Maybe Sziget Festival in Budapest? I was there a few years back and had a blast! Would be good to be there to party and to play!!
While you’re twiddling your thumbs waiting for new Florence + The Machine material, you can visit Chris’ record shop Lion Coffee & Records on Lower Clapton Road, and be sure to check out Reuben and the Dark, as Mr Hayden produced their ‘Funeral Sky’ album.