Artists Like Florence And The Machine (similar music you're guaranteed to love!)

19 Artists Like Florence And The Machine (similar music you’re guaranteed to love!)

The constant members of Florence and the Machine are Florence Welch (vocals), Isabella Summers (keyboards), Rob Ackroyd (guitar) and Tom Monger (harp) with other musicians coming in when needed. Their debut album “Lungs” was released on July 6th 2009 and was at number 2 for its first 5 weeks on the UK chart before reaching the number 1 spot. It stayed on the chart for 65 weeks making it one of the best selling albums of that year.

If you are a fan of Florence and the Machine and you’re looking to expand your musical library, keep reading. We have found 19 artists like Florence and the Machine for your listening pleasure.

Lykke Li 

Li Lykke Timotej Zachrisson, better known as Lykke Li, is a Swedish singer/songwriter and model. She mixes elements of electronic, indie pop and dream pop into her music along with some dance pop. She has released 5 studio albums and won several awards including 2 Grammis, which are the Swedish equivalent to local Grammy Awards.

Marina and the Diamonds 

Marina Lambrini Diamandis better known as Marina and the Diamonds or just Marina, is a Welsh singer/songwriter. Her mother is Welsh and her father is Greek and she was raised in Abergavenny but moved to London when she was a teenager to pursue a career in music. She has released 5 studio albums and won various awards and accolades.


Lorde is a New Zealand singer/songwriter who has taken inspiration from the aristocracy for her stage name. She is well known for her introspective songwriting and unconventional musical styles. She has released 3 studio albums and won several awards.

Kate Bush 

Catherine Bush CBE, better known as Kate, is an English singer/songwriter, musician, dancer and record producer who topped the UK singles charts for 4 weeks when she was 19 with “Wuthering Heights”. This made her the first female artist to achieve a UK number 1 with a self-written song. She has released 10 studio albums and won numerous awards.

St. Vincent

Anne Erin “Annie” Clark, better known as St. Vincent is an American singer/songwriter and musician. She is well known for her complex arrangements in her music and the amount of instruments used in each song. She has released 6 solo albums, 1 collaboration and won many awards including 1 Grammy.


Haim are an American pop rock band based in Los Angeles, California. Composed of 3 sisters, Este (bass and vocals), Danielle (lead vocals, guitar and drums) and Alana (guitar, vocals and keyboard). They have released 3 studio albums and opened for many artists including; Florence and the Machine, Mumford and Sons and The Killers.

Lana Del Rey

Considered to be “one of the most influential singer/songwriters of the 21st century”, Lana Del Rey released the single “Video Games” in 2011 which was a viral success. She has released 8 studio albums and won numerous awards and accolades.

Wolf Alice

Wolf Alice are an alternative rock band from London, England. Formed in 2010, Wolf Alice have released 3 studio albums and won a number of awards including a Mercury Prize and a Brit Award.


Jillian Rose Banks, better known as Banks is an American singer/songwriter and poet. She started writing songs at the age of 15 and has released 4 studio albums with her debut album, “Goddess” charting in the top 20 in a number of countries including; the UK, Germany and New Zealand.


Jasmine Lucilla Elizabeth Jennifer van den Bogaerde, better known as Birdy is an English singer/songwriter. She released a cover of Bon Iver’s “Skinny Love” as her debut single and it charted all over Europe and in Australia.  Her self-titled debut album, made number 1 in Australia, the Netherlands and Belgium. She has released 4 studio albums and had 1 book published entitled “Birdy: The Piano Songbook”.

Fiona Apple

Born in New York City and raised alternately in Los Angeles, California and New York after her parents split, Fiona Apple is an American singer/songwriter. She has released 5 studio albums which have all reached the top 20 on the Billboard 200 chart.

Fleet Foxes

Fleet Foxes are an American indie folk band formed in Seattle, Washington in 2006. Fleet Foxes have released 4 studio albums, 1 live album, 1 compilation album and 2 EPs.

Young The Giant

Formed in Irvine, California in 2004, Young The Giant is an American rock band. They have released 4 studio albums, 2 EPs and numerous singles. Originally called “The Jakes”, they changed their name in January 2010 during the production of their first album.

The Civil Wars

The Civil Wars were an American duo consisting of Joy Williams and John Paul White. They were formed in 2008 and won 4 Grammy Awards before breaking up in 2014. They released 2 albums and on announcing their breakup, they offered a free download of “You Are My Sunshine” as a parting gift.

Ellie Goulding

Elena Jane Goulding is an English singer/songwriter from Hereford. She has released 4 studio albums and appeared in a number of films and TV shows. Her 2010 debut album “Lights” debuted at number 1 on the UK album charts and has sold over 850,000 copies in the UK.

Two Door Cinema Club

Two Door Cinema Club are a Northern Irish band formed in 2007. Consisting of Alex Trimble (rhythm guitar, vocals, synths and beats), Sam Halliday (lead guitar, vocals) and Kevin Baird (bass, synths, vocals). Their 2nd album “Beacon” debuted at number 1 in the Irish album chart and reached number 2 on the UK album charts.


Daughter is an English indie folk trio consisting of Elena Tonra (vocals), Igor Haefeli (guitar) and Remi Aguilella (drums). They have released 3 albums, 4 EPs, 1 soundtrack album and several singles.

The Lumineers

Based in Denver, Colorado, The Lumineers are an American folk rock band. Formed in 2005, they have released 4 studio albums with their self-titled debut album reaching number 2 on the Billboard 200 chart and their 2nd album “Cleopatra” debuting at number 1.


Halsey is the stage name of Ashley Nicolette Frangipane, an American singer from New Jersey. She featured on the “Chainsmokers” single “Closer” which topped the charts in more than 10 countries. She has released 4 albums, 6 music videos and appeared in a number of TV shows and films.

Can You Name Any More?

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