Florence + The Machine perform ‘Ship To Wreck’ in a pool of water on ‘Ellen’ – watch

The track features on Florence Welch's recent third album 'How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful'

Florence And The Machine appeared on US TV’s Ellen Degeneres Show on Tuesday (October 20), with singer Florence Welch and co performing in a pool of water.

Following their recent Mercury Prize nomination, Welch and band played ‘Ship To Wreck’ from third album ‘How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful’.

Introducing the performance, host Degeneres described Welch as “one of the greatest live performers in music”.

Watch the performance in full below. Florence + The Machine also recently performed a stripped-back rendition of ‘What Kind Of Man’ on Colbert.

Florence + The Machine were recently listed with Jamie xx as the bookmakers’ early favourites to win this year’s Mercury Prize.

William Hill are offering odds of 4/1 each for Florence’s ‘How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful’ and Jamie xx’s ‘In Colour’ to pick up this year’s award.


“As always, the Mercury list is a mix of mainstream and eclectic and we do not know how the judges are going to vote,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly. “Our odds suggest they will go for a big act and they do not get much bigger than Florence + The Machine and of course Jamie xx has form in this particular race.”

William Hill’s Mercury Prize 2015 odds are as follows:

Florence + The Machine – ‘How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful’ (4/1)
Jamie xx – ‘In Colour’ (4/1)
Ghostpoet – ‘Shedding Skin’ (6/1)
Wolf Alice – ‘My Love Is Cool’ (6/1)
Slaves – ‘Are You Satisfied?’ (7/1)
Soak – ‘Before We Forgot How to Dream’ (7/1)
Roisin Murphy – ‘Hairless Toys’ (8/1)
Gaz Coombes – ‘Matador’ (8/1)
Aphex Twin – ‘Syro’ (10/1)
Benjamin Clementine – ‘At Least For Now’ (10/1)
C Duncan – ‘Architect’ (10/1)
Eska – ‘Eska’ (10/1)

The winner of the Mercury will be announced at a ceremony hosted by Lauren Laverne at London’s Radio Theatre at Broadcasting House on November 20.