Hope and glory?: Florence Welch 'over moon' at Mercury nod

Andre Paine

Florence Welch is set to build on her “important” Mercury Prize nomination, Ted Cockle has told Music Week.

High As Hope is the third Florence + The Machine record to receive a Mercury nod, though Welch has never previously won the prize.

“She’s over the moon, it’s important to her,” said Cockle. “She’s delighted with the nomination. The fact that she co-produced this record, it does mean even more to her.”

Debuting at No.2, High As Hope spent five consecutive ...

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