Florence & The Machine – Our 30 Most Beautiful Photos

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With Florence & The Machine set to release their second album, ‘Ceremonials’, next Monday (Oct 31st), we’re taking a look at the best Florence pics from several years of NME shoots.

Florence promises a “more joyous” album and we can concur – check Priya’s First Listen blog for all the details on the release. Meanwhile, here’s our favourite shots from the last few years…

Photo: Tom Oxley/NME
Florence stretches out on floorboards for an early shoot in 2008 Photo: Tom Oxley/NME

Photo: Tom Oxley/NME
Later that same year, we snap Ms Welch at Iceland’s Blue Lagoon. Photo: Tom Oxley/NME
Photo: Dean Chalkley/NME
An outtake from our recent cover shoot. Photo: Dean Chalkley/NME
Photo: Richard Johnson/NME
Florence onstage in 2008. Photo: Richard Johnson/NME
Photo: Tom Oxley/NME
Bedecked in roses, Flo howls for the camera at a Radar photoshoot back in 2008. Photo: Tom Oxley/NME
Photo: Tom Oxley/NME
Running through the fields by the Park area of Glastonbury festival, 2008. Photo: Tom Oxley/NME
Photo: Claire Morris/NME
Onstage in 2008. Photo: Claire Morris/NME
Photo: Tom Oxley/NME
Another posed shot for a feature in 2008. Photo: Tom Oxley/NME
Photo: Guy Eppel/NME
NYC-based NME snapper Guy Eppel found Florence backstage at Glastonbury in 2009 and got this striking pose. Photo: Guy Eppel/NME
Photo: Tom Oxley/NME
Florence rocks Burberry in 2008. Photo: Tom Oxley/NME
Photo: Tom Oxley/NME
Another classic 2008 shot. Photo: Tom Oxley/NME
Photo: Tom Oxley/NME
Caught on candid camera, 2008. Photo: Tom Oxley/NME
Photo: Lili Forberg/NME
Florence raises her arms skywards in 2010. Photo: Lili Forberg/NME
Photo: Tom Oxley/NME
In November 2009 we caught up with the singer in New York as she started casting spells Stateside. Photo: Tom Oxley/NME
Photo: Tom Oxley/NME
Backstage before a show, 2009. Photo: Tom Oxley/NME
Photo: Emilie Bailey/NME
Onstage at V Festival in 2010. Photo: Emilie Bailey/NME
Photo: Dean Chalkley/NME
When NME relaunched in 2010, Florence was featured on one of our ten covers. This is one of the shots from the session. Photo: Dean Chalkley/NME
Photo: Andy Willsher/NME
Onstage in 2010. Photo: Andy Willsher/NME
Photo: Tom Oxley/NME
Chilling with a cuppa in a London hotel ahead of the Mercury Music Prize, 2009. Photo: Tom Oxley/NME
Photo: Tom Oxley/NME
Performing at the Mercury Music Prize, 2009. Her debut album ‘Lungs’ lost out to Speech Debelle. Photo: Tom Oxley/NME
Photo: Tom Oxley/NME
Back at perhaps her spiritual home, Glastonbury, in 2010. Photo: Tom Oxley/NME
Photo: Tom Oxley/NME
Shot in New York City, 2009. Photo: Tom Oxley/NME
Photo: Tom Oxley/NME
Another shot from Iceland’s Blue Lagoon, 2008. The geothermal baths are just outside Reykjavík. Photo: Tom Oxley/NME
Photo: Andy Willsher/NME
Onstage at T In The Park, 2010. Photo: Andy Willsher/NME
Photo: Tom Oxley/NME
Florence emerges from a New York cab during her November 2009 feature. Photo: Tom Oxley/NME
Photo: Tom Oxley/NME
Onstage in front of one of the biggest crowds of the day at Glasto, 2010. Photo: Tom Oxley/NME
Photo: Andy Willsher/NME
Feeling pensive, 2010. Photo: Andy Willsher/NME
Photo: Dean Chalkley/NME
Another shot from our photo shoot earlier this year. Photo: Dean Chalkley/NME
Photo: Danny North/NME
Onstage at Glastonbury, 2009. Photo: Danny North/NME
Photo: Tom Oxley/NME
An apple a day… Flo in 2009. Photo: Tom Oxley/NME