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Saturday 16 December 2017

Florence Welch's hotel trouble

Florence Welch tried to use a hotel wall as a bass drum
Florence Welch tried to use a hotel wall as a bass drum

Florence Welch has revealed she managed to get "in trouble" after using a wall in a hotel room as a bass drum while recording her new album.

The Florence And The Machine singer revealed to Absolute Radio's Geoff Lloyd that she's been writing the new album in less-than-conventional locations while on the road.

She said: "We got in trouble actually, because we tried to record a song in a hotel room and I stupidly decided to use a partition wall as a bass drum, which wasn't very helpful for the people in the room next door!"

Florence, who will headline the Latitude Festival this summer, went on: "It's funny - we're starting to write the second album but we don't have a studio, and we have less equipment than we had before. The sound of the refrigerator is constant in almost all of our recordings.

"The last album was recorded in a synagogue, this one's being recorded in various places with lots of humming and clacking sounds in the background."

The 23-year-old added her mum was worried about her getting run down while being on tour.

Florence added: "My mum is worried about me but she never calls me. I don't think she knows how to use a mobile phone - she has to send a carrier pigeon with 'I'm worried' written on it!"

:: Florence Welch was talking to Geoff Lloyd on his Absolute Radio Hometime show. Florence And The Machine are headlining Latitude Festival this summer where Absolute Radio will be broadcasting from all weekend.

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