I'm not going to lie, missing Florence and the Machine is my biggest regret of SXSW. Playing shortly before I headed over there for MGMT, I missed it to eat dinner at a crappy Mexican place.
Regardless, that doesn't stop me from falling completely in love with this band. Florence has the most hauntingly beautiful voice that I've heard in ages and the music combined with it makes it magical. A bit of soul, a bit of sexy guitar and a lot of genius makes this my most favorite discovery of 2008.
Here is some footage of Florence and the Machine performing "The Girl with One Eye" at Blue Flowers in April 2007.
Florence and The Machine - 'The Girl With One Eye'