“They’re just great guys. It’s always good to see them and they are wonderful human beings and I think that all their success is deserved and earned and I can’t say enough good things about them.”—Bob Crawford of The Avett Brothers on being compared to Mumford & Sons. [via]
We fell for Mumford & Sons back in 2010 when they were West London folk scene-ers making a play for the U.S. we thought You Oughta Know. Sophomore LP Babel soon followed, giving them Grammy wins. So we flipped out when after three years of avid fandemonium, health scares and brilliant Unplugged performances, Mumford announced their “indefinite” [break].
But we have the cure for your sads that Mumford won’t appear on this years festival lineups. Palladia is airing their full Live From The Artists Den concert tonight at 9/8C. We’ve got a sneak of the washboard playing quartet rocking their hit “I Will Wait” to the Belasco Theater crowd in downtown Los Angeles. But before you press play, here are five things to watch for in the clip that will either make you an instant fan or further your obsession before the full show airs.
1. Marcus Mumford’s Lip Fuzz
2. Winston Marshall’s “I’m So Into It” Banjo Body Roll
3. This Really Intense Stare
4. Enthusiastic Impromptu Tambourine Pantomiming
5. Ted Dwane Walks, Plays String Bass, Sings And (Probably) Chews Gum At The Same Time
Missed the Palladia debut of Mumford’s Live From The Artists Den? Check out the full show [here] and check your local listings for future air dates on Palladia.
Hey, I'm looking for an interview with Winston when he speaks French.. not at Osheaga, but on a radio.. Can you help me?
Hey, there! Yes, click here to listen to PureFM La Radio interview Winston Marshall and Ben Lovett of Mumford & Sons while the band were in Belgium for Rock Werchter on 30th June 2012. Most of the interview is in French, but a translation is provided for those who don’t speak it.
London-based label Chess Club Records has announced details of its first compilation album.
The label, which put out early releases from the likes of Mumford & Sons, White Lies, Local Natives and a host of others, will release Chess Club Volume 1 on March 3. The limited edition release, which will feature original and rare tracks from the label’s alumni, will only be available on 12” heavyweight vinyl.
Founded in 2007, Chess Club Records’ first release was from Jay Jay Pistolet – The Vaccines’ Justin Young’s early project. Single releases from numerous artists including MS MR, Wolf Alice and Jungle followed and in 2013, the label released albums from Swim Deep and Post War Years and will soon release the debut album from Danish electro-pop artist MØ.
The Chess Club Volume 1 tracklisting is:
Jay Jay Pistolet – ‘We Are Free’
Mumford & Sons – ‘Roll Away Your Stone’
Chief – ‘Might Proud’
Cherbourg – ‘Never Love Again’
The Middle East – ‘Blood’
James Yuill – ‘No Surprise’
Wave Machines – ‘I Go I Go I Go’
Post War Years – ‘All Eyes’
Kyla La Grange – ‘Vampire Smile’
White Lies – ‘Unfinished Business’
Exlovers – ‘Just A Silhouette’
Chet Faker – ‘Terms & Conditions’
Jungle – ‘Platoon’
Ms Mr – ‘Hurricane’
Mø – ‘Pilgrim’
Baby Strange – ‘Friend’
Local Natives – ‘Sun Hands’
Grouplove – ‘Colours’
Wolf Alice – ‘Bros’
Swim Deep – ‘King City’
_____ Click here for more information and a link to preorder Chess Club Volume 1. To learn more about the three EPs Mumford & Sons released through Chess Club Records, click:
So I realise this was a commonly thrown around question, but I've been travelling for a few months and could never find an accurate answer when abroad. Did the Mumford boys actually split up/ take a break etc. or was that just a rumour made about them? Because either way, I don't think anyone on this world would want them to stop recording and performing! Would appreciate any response possible! Cheers, and keep the posts coming eh! :)
Hello! I’m going to answer two questions at the same time:
I’ve avoided publishing any rumors regarding these topics for the past few months, so let’s set the record straight…
Mumford & Sons toured nearly nonstop from before the release of Sigh No More until a year after the release of Babel. That was essentially five years of travel, hard work, writing, interviews, paparazzi, time away from loved ones, and countless nights of little sleep. To be fair, the band were indeed pursuing their passion and what they love most during that time: touring and playing music live. Still, so many years of that lifestyle can take its toll and, with that in mind, the band announced in September 2013 that they’d be taking a break"for the foreseeable future."
"We are gonna sort of ramp up very slowly. We’re going to get together and start writing without booking anything in, you know, no touring or studio even, and really enjoy each other’s musicality again in the way that we first did. It’s been so hectic in the way we made ‘Babel’ in between ‘Sigh No More’ tours; we never really had a break, and there was never really enough space, you know, not as much space as we would have liked. So, you know, we’re in a position where I think we really just wanna make a *really* great album, and that’s not something that you can do to a deadline, necessarily. So, we are gonna work really hard and get back into it, but for the last couple of months at least, we’ve just literally peeled off and everyone’s gone to the four corners of the earth doing their own thing, which is really nice, really healthy and we’re talking on the phone and catching up with each other when we can… It’s really nice. And February, I’m getting really excited about it. The idea of getting in a room with those guys and sharing music with them, it’s my favorite thing. So yeah, I’m looking forward to it."
To be clear: This does not guarantee a third album in 2014, nor does it guarantee the band will return to touring in 2014.
The only thing this does guarantee, however, is that we have not seen the end of Mumford & Sons. After all, according to Mumford & Sons themselves…