Florence And The Machine: 'I'm anxious to start work on my new album'

Singer says she 'needs to get stuff' out of her head and on to records

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Florence And The Machine's Florence Welch has said she is "really anxious" to start work on her new album.

The singer, who recently admitted that she once got so drunk she set fire to her hotel room after a night out with Lykke Li and Kanye West, told the Daily Star that she was "really anxious" to begin sessions on the follow-up to her last LP 'Ceremonials'.

Although Welch only released her last album in October last year, she said:

I'm really anxious to get back in the studio. I need to get stuff out of my head.


It was confirmed last month (January 31) that The Horrors and Florence And The Machine are set to perform together at this year's NME Awards ceremony.

They're promising to perform a very special collaboration at our annual celebration of the greatest music in the world, which is taking place at O2 Academy Brixton on February 29. The Vaccines and Kasabian are among the other performers scheduled to appear, while comedian Jack Whitehall will be hosting the event.

The nominations for the NME Awards 2012 are:

Best British Band (supported by Sonos)
Arctic Monkeys
Bombay Bicycle Club
The Horrors
Kasabian
Muse
(Last year's winner: Muse)

Best International Band (supported by T4)
Arcade Fire
Foo Fighters
Justice
Odd Future
The Strokes
(Last year's winner: My Chemical Romance)

Best Solo Artist (supported by Rekorderlig)
Adele
Florence + The Machine
Frank Turner
Laura Marling
Miles Kane
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
(Last year's winner: Laura Marling)

Best New Band (supported by Boxfresh)
Foster The People
Lana Del Rey
Tribes
The Vaccines
Wu Lyf
(Last year's winner: Hurts)

Best Live Band (supported by Carling)
Arctic Monkeys
Kasabian
Muse
Pulp
Two Door Cinema Club

Best Album (supported by HMV)
Arctic Monkeys - 'Suck It And See'
The Horrors - 'Skying'
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - 'Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds'
PJ Harvey - 'Let England Shake'
The Vaccines - 'What Did You Expect From The Vaccines?'
(Last year's winner: Arcade Fire – 'The Suburbs')

Best Track (supported by Fender)
Arctic Monkeys - 'The Hellcat Spangled Shalalala'
Bombay Bicycle Club - 'Shuffle'
Florence + The Machine - 'Shake It Out'
Hurts – 'Sunday'
Lana Del Rey - 'Video Games'
(Last year's winner: Foals – 'Spanish Sahara')

Dancefloor Anthem (supported by NME Radio)
Azealia Banks - '212'
Foster The People - 'Pumped Up Kicks'
Justice - 'Civilization'
Katy B - 'Broken Record'
Metronomy - 'The Bay'
(Last year's winner: Professor Green – 'Jungle')

Best Video (supported by NMEVideo.com)
Arctic Monkeys - 'Suck It And See'
Beyonce - 'Countdown'
Hurts - 'Sunday'
Lana Del Rey - 'Video Games'
Tyler, The Creator - 'Yonkers'
(Last year's winner: My Chemical Romance – 'Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na)'.

Best TV Show
'Dr Who'
'Fresh Meat'
'Misfits'
'Never Mind The Buzzcocks'
'This Is England '88'
(Last year's winner: Skins)

Best Festival
Bestival
Glastonbury
Reading & Leeds
T In The Park
V Festival
(Last year's winner: Glastonbury)

Best Film
'Black Swan'
'Drive'
'Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2'
'The Inbetweeners Movie'
'Submarine'
(Last year's winner: Inception)

Best Music Film
'Back And Forth' - Foo Fighters
'Living In The Material World' - George Harrison
'Talihina Sky' - Kings Of Leon
'There Are No Innocent Bystanders' - The Libertines
'Upside Down - The Creation Records Story'
(New award)

Greatest Music Moment Of The Year
Brian May joins My Chemical Romance onstage at Reading Festival
Kasabian see in 2012 with their epic London O2 Arena show
Noel Gallagher launches his solo career with press conference
Pulp steal the show at Glastonbury with secret set
The Stone Roses reunite
(New award)

Best Reissue
Manic Street Preachers - 'National Treasures'
Nirvana - 'Nevermind'
Primal Scream - 'Screamadelica'
The Rolling Stones - 'Some Girls'
The Smiths - 'Complete Reissues'
(New award)

Best Book
Jared Leto - 'Notes From The Outernet'
Jarvis Cocker - 'Mother, Brother, Lover: Selected Lyrics'
Malcolm X - 'A Life Of Reinvention'
Noel Fielding - 'The Scribblings Of A Madcap Shambleton'
Shaun Ryder - 'Twisting My Melon'
(Last year's winner: John Lydon – Mr Rotten's Scrapbook)

Hero Of The Year
Alex Turner
Dave Grohl
Matt Bellamy
Noel Fielding
Noel Gallagher
(Last year's winner: Lady Gaga)

Villain Of The Year
David Cameron
Justin Bieber
Lady Gaga
Liam Gallagher
Nick Clegg
(Last year's winner: David Cameron)

Worst Album
Coldplay - 'Mylo Xyloto'
Justin Bieber - 'Under The Mistletoe'
Lady Gaga - 'Born This Way'
One Direction - 'Up All Night'
Viva Brother - 'Famous First Words'
(Last year's winner: Justin Bieber – 'My World')

Worst Band
Beady Eye
Coldplay
Muse
One Direction
Viva Brother
(Last year's winner: Jonas Brothers)

Best Album Artwork
Arctic Monkeys - 'Suck It And See'
Bombay Bicycle Club - 'A Different Kind Of Fix'
Bjork - 'Biophilia'
Friendly Fires - 'Pala'
Jay-Z and Kanye West - 'Watch The Throne'
(Last year's winner: Klaxons – 'Surfing The Void')

Best Band Blog Or Twitter
@Example
Frank-Turner.com/blog
@KanyeWest
@LadyGaga
@Theohurts
(New award)

Best Small Festival
Field Day
Hop Farm
Kendal Calling
Latitude
RockNess
(Last year's winner: RockNess)

Most Dedicated Fans
30 Seconds To Mars
Arctic Monkeys
Hurts
Muse
My Chemical Romance
(New award)

Hottest Male
Andy Biersack, Black Veil Brides
Dominic Howard, Muse
Gerard Way, My Chemical Romance
Jared Leto, 30 Seconds To Mars
Matt Bellamy, Muse
(Last year's winner: Matt Bellamy)

Hottest Female
Amy Lee, Evanescence
Florence Welch, Florence + The Machine
Hayley Williams, Paramore
Katy Perry
Marina Diamandis, Marina And The Diamonds
(Last year's winner: Alison Mosshart)

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