Thursday, 18 November 2010
Poptweetz Hero of 2010 No9 - Florrie
Florrie is a drummer, singer, songwriter and guitarist.
Currently she is giving all her music away to fans for free via her website.
■Florrie: as traditional a musician and performer as can possibly be, but at the same time a completely new type of independent pop artist.
■Florrie’s bold, attention-grabbing pop music is at once robotic and human, chunky and svelte, big on ideas and not shy of explosive choruses.
■Florrie is a 21 year old artist, originally from Bristol in the south-west of the UK.
■She‘s a drummer, singer, songwriter, guitarist and remixes her own tracks.
■She played her first ever gig, aged 7, dressed as a fish!
■In June 2008 she became the Xenomania house drummer. She has played over a hundred gigs, including Glastonbury festival, and Radio One's Live Lounge.
■In the last two years she has played drums on ‘The Promise’ by Girls Aloud and various other tracks for Kylie, Pet Shop Boys etc.
■Florrie worked her way up through the ranks at Xenomania from drummer to writing lyrics to singing tracks to programming and remixing.
■Contemporary French disco legend Fred Falke has been an instrumental force in defining Florrie’s sound. Her first track ‘Call 911’ was co-written and remixed by him, and was released in Feb 2010.
■Florrie has released three more tracks: 'Panic Attack' also co-written and remixed by Fred Falke, ‘Fascinate Me’ and ‘Come Back to Mine feat. Moguai’.
■Florrie has made all of her music free to fans on her website http://florrie.com.
■Florrie’s tracks have gone down a storm with music blogs and influential music titles such as Pitchfork, NME and The Fader.
■Kitsuné, the impeccably hip French electronic music and fashion label, like ‘Call 911’ so much that they’re including it on a compilation with Ponystep, the noted fashion style webmag based in east London with a global reputation for all things fashion art and music.
■AS YET Florrie is not signed to a label. She wants people to sing/dance/download/love and play her music as much as possible, before she does that!