I always appreciate a heads-up from a friend about a band they love. I got one this week and, after listening to one song, I’m ready to dive head-first into exploring this band.
Mumford & Sons hail from London and play a brand of music inspired by folk, rock, country and bluegrass…in other words, right in my wheelhouse. Marcus Mumford, Winston Marshall, Ben Lovett and Ted Dwane joined forces in 2007, fueled by a shared love of rootsy music. The band is part of a powerful underground folk scene in London, which includes the delightful Laura Marling as well as Noah and the Whale.
Their first EP, self-titled, came out in June 2008, followed by an EP called “Love Your Ground” in December of that year. Another EP led to a deal with Island Records and their first full-length album, “Sigh No More” in 2009. That album was issued in America by Glassnote Records in February of 2010.
Mumford & Sons has been nominated for a pair of Grammy awards, one for Best New Artist and one for Best Rock Song for this track, “Little Lion Man.”
YouTube won’t let me embed, so click here to watch the official video. Enjoy…but if you don’t like the F-Bomb, you may not want to watch it.