New Music Monday: Disclosure & Florence and the Machine

New Music Monday: Disclosure & Florence and the Machine


Cooking up a storm this week is the first single in two years from Disclosure and Florence and the Machine's third album.

Disclosure - Holding On (Single)

The first single since 2013's 'Settle', Disclosure's newest release typifies their trademark sound: swooping synths punctuate through garage-esque percussion, while renowned jazz singer Gregory Porter's soulful vocals bring it all together. Luke Nightingale.

Disclosure will be playing Parklife, Roskilde, Bilbao BBK and NOS Alive.

Florence and the Machine – How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful (Album)

After a year marked by "a bit of a nervous breakdown", we might have expected something a little more downcast from Florence Welch. But How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful embodies its title's grand scope and tentative optimism throughout most of its 14 tracks. That trademark stadium-filler sound is still there, contrasted by softer ballads; the album's balance is one of its biggest strengths. Ahead of a very busy summer festival season, Florence and the Machine have armed themselves well for all stages great and small. Joel Robertson.

Catch Florence and the Machine at Beauregard, INmusicand more this Summer.

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