Mumford And Sons life and biography

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Mumford And Sons biography

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Nationality : English
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2012-06-21
Credited as : folk-rock band, Marcus Mumford,

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Mumford and Sons are an English folk-rock band whose music balances that fine line between contemporary folk and rock. Their music could be of interest to earlier British invasion bands like the Beatles, although it's considerably folkier in aesthetic, like the Pogues meets more modern indie folk outfits like Cave Singers and the Head and the Heart. Like these up-and-comers, Mumford and Sons is known for their hugely energetic live shows, as they proved at Bonnaroo 2011 and other festivals around the country. Fans of Mumford and Sons might be interested in checking out bands like the Black Keys, David Wax Museum, or even singer-songwriters like Justin Townes Earle.


Mumford and Sons Lineup:
Marcus Mumford - vocals, guitar, bass drums, mandolin
Ben Lovett - vocals, keyboards, accordion, drums
Country Winston Marshall - vocals, banjo, dobro, slide guitar
Ted Dwane - vocals, string bass, drums, guitar


Having received critical acclaim from The Guardian on their “Band of the Day” online forum, and resounding praise from nearly everyone who has witnessed them supporting The Maccabees and Laura Marling, Mumford & Sons continue to turn heads in London’s growing folk scene.


Their debut EP, Lend Me Your Eyes, features four tracks, including lead single “Roll away Your Stone”. Chess Club released their second EP, “Love Your Ground”, on the 3rd November 2009 on 10inch vinyl. The third EP, “The Cave and the Open Sea” (which was limited to 500 vinyls) is available as a download from their official rawrip page. Their debut album Sigh No More was released on Gentlemen of the Road/Island Records on the 5th October 2009, and the first single “Little Lion Man” came out a week earlier.

Several months after the release of Little Lion Man, it was voted #1 by listeners in the Australian Youth Radio station Triple J’s Hottest 100 for 2009. They played live in the Triple J studio on the countdown day to celebrate the result. In the summer of 2010, “Little Lion Man” peaked at #1 on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart and #45 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States. “The Cave” peaked at #3 on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart and #27 on the Billboard Hot 100. Both singles have gone Platinum in the United States.


In May 2012, the band have announced the release date of their hotly anticipated second album. The follow-up to Sigh No More is due on 24 September – so long as the band don't change their mind and "discover it's shit".

News of the release comes about a month after Ben Lovett revealed he and his bandmates had finished recording the album. Speaking from the stage at this weekend's Pinkpop festival, in Landgraaf, Netherlands, Marcus Mumford said that the LP is due this autumn. In a later interview with 3FM, they gave the exact date: 24 September.

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