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The Florentinas, best 'buds' [Interview]

"The whole journey has been the perfect balance of talent and luck!" The Florentinas on film
The Florentinas, best 'buds'. Florentina. Italian for 'flowering'.  Also, a band that’s come into bloom only recently. The Florentinas are from Bangor and say they are distanced from the conflict of Belfast. "We're not political. We write about stuff that is actually meaningful and real to us."
Formerly known as Xiola Blue, they have achieved a lot ahead of their 18th birthdays. That includes Soundcloud interest in ‘Plastic Love’ and its anxious tones, plus their Spotify debut with a performance of ‘Stay', recorded live at Start Together Studios in Belfast. They have recorded at BBC’s famous Maida Value studios and have become a radio feature within a year of their first gig. Next up, support slots with The Maine and Brand New Friend.


They have industry support from Third Bar, the artist development company set up by Gary Lightbody and Davy Matchett. The…

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