I first heard Florence & The Machine in a clothing store acutally. She did a cover of 'Hospital Beds' which was originally done by Cold War Kids. I loved her voice and went home to find it on iTunes and have been listening to it on repeat ever since. The song is only 2.5 minutes long though and I was on the hunt for more! I discovered that she came out with her first cd a few weeks ago with 22 songs. Lung cost me $11.99 on iTunes, which I was hesitant about but I had gift certificates so I figured what the hell, I'll just give it a try....ohhhh my God!! This cd is so fantastic, I've been telling everyone I know! Her voice is so amazing and she's super catchy but a little bit dark as well. I'd compare the sound to the newest Yeah Yeah Yeah's cd, but her slower songs remind me of Imogen Heap.
If you're hesitant to purchase the entire cd, I'd start off with Dog Days, Kiss With A Fist, and Hurricane Drunk. They are my personal faves so far!
If you do give her a try, let me know what you think xoxo