Our friend Michael has released a really special record this week https://t.co/FKnK9CUvQY https://t.co/hskCd9acpa
Mumford And Sons (formed in London, 2007) Mumford & Sons rose to fame as a part of the London folk scene that includes artists such as Laura Marling, Noah and the Whale and Johnny Flynn. The lineup of the band consists of Marcus Mumford (banjo, vocals, dobro), Winston Marshall (banjo, vocals, dobro), Ted Dwane, (vocals, double bass) and Ben Lovett (Vocals, accordian, keyboard).
Music Career: After forming in 2007, Mumford & Son's popularity rose, as they toured the following year with support from the likes of Peggy Sue ad Alessi's Ark. At the end of 2008, the band was longlisted for the BBC's 'Sound of 2009' music poll. The poll was eventually topped by Little Boots.
'Little Lion Man' was the debut single from their first studio album, Sigh No More. The track was supported by a number of high profile radio DJs, including Xfm's Dave Berry as well as Zane Lowe and Greg James of BBC Radio 1.
'Little Lion Man' brought the band popularity across the globe, being voted number one in the Australian Triple J Hottest 100 and seeing them perform on The Late Show With David Letterman. Mumford & Sons also performed The Cave live on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.
In October 2010, Mumford & Sons performed live on Later. with Jools Holland with Ray Davies of The Kinks.
In 2010, Mumford & Sons proved to be hugely popular at the UK's summer festivals, such as Leeds Festival, when the queues outside their tent were so huge that many fans could not get in to see the band.
Lead singer Marcus Mumford is dating the folk singer Laura Marling. In 2010, they released an EP entitled 'Mumford & Sons, Laura Marling and Dharohar Project'.
In 2012 the band released their second studio album entitled Babel which saw the quartet win a Grammy award for Album of the Year and it quickly became the fastest selling album in the UK. It also debuted at number one in both the UK and the US.
After the release of Babel the band went on a supporting tour that continued in to 2013. During this tour they had to cancel some shows due to the fact that bassist Ted Dwane had to be rushed to hospital, a blood clot was found on the surface of his brain. His surgery was successful and he recovered just in time for their headline performance at Glastonbury in 2013.
After the end of their Babel tour Mumford and Sons announced that they were to take a five month break from making music and in February 2014 they went back in to the studio to start work on their third studio album.
In 2015, the band released their third studio album Wilder Mind which also debuted at number one in the UK and the US. They released two lead singles in the form of Believe and The Wolf which both had success in the charts. Following the release of their third album they headlined Reading and Leeds festival returning for the second time.
In 2016 Mumford and Sons released a new collection of songs that they have recorded with Baaba Maal, Beatenberg and The Very Best in Johannesburg on their debut South African tour. The tour mates recorded these tracks over two - all day - and all - night sessions as a celebration of the diverse countries that they perform in keeping their performances fresh and alive.
Mumford & Sons - Mumford & Sons perform live in concert at Scandinavium at Scandinavium - Gothenburg, Sweden - Monday 9th May 2016
"To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often" Winston Chrurchill.
Now, that's all well and good, Mr Churchill, but for a lot of people change is something to be feared. After all, why would anyone want to change a winning formula?
Mumford And Sons did.
How easy it would have been for M&S - actually, let's stick to Mumford and Sons - to continue as they were. Continue to don the baggy shirts, the questionable hats, the double bass, the acoustic guitars and, of course, the infamous and criminally underused banjo. Continue to dominate the indie-folk-pop world with their undeniably effective formula of songwriting from albums one and two. "Not on my watch!" shouts Winston Churchill from a lofty height.
Continue reading: Mumford & Sons - 02 Arena 10th December 2015 Live Review
Already announced for the annual festival are Take That and Mumford and Sons.
Florence + the Machine and Kendrick Lamar are the latest headliners to be announced for next year’s BST Festival in Hyde Park. The two acts will share the bill on Saturday July 2nd, with Florence headlining the night. Also on the line-up are Jamie xx and Blood Orange.
Florence + The Machine are heading to BST Hyde Park.
Florence + the Machine headlined the Friday of this year’s Glastonbury festival after the Foo Fighters were force to pull out. Their latest album How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful hit the number one spot in the UK earlier this year.
The four-piece are the second act to be confirmed for the Hyde Park festival series next year, after Take That.
Mumford & Sons have added another major engagement to their increasingly busy schedule for 2016, confirmed a headline gig at the British Summer Time festival in London’s Hyde Park in July.
The four-piece group, who departed from their trademark folk sound to pursue a more traditional indie rock style on their third album Wilder Mind, released back in May this year, will be supported by American retro rock act Alabama Shakes and British indie newcomers Wolf Alice at the massive outdoor event on July 8th, 2016.
Marcus Mumford will be bringing his vein-bulging singing to Hyde Park in 2016 for the British Summer Time Festival
Continue reading: Mumford & Sons Confirmed To Headline British Summer Time Festival 2016
The awards ceremony, held in Birmingham in December, will also feature Little Mix, Jess Glynne, Mumford & Sons and Hozier.
The second annual BBC Music Awards will play host to an impressive list of performers at the end of the year, with One Direction, Ellie Goulding, Little Mix and Mumford & Sons among the confirmed acts.
The ceremony, which is being held at Birmingham’s Genting Arena on December 10th, is in its second year after the inaugural awards were held in 2014 at London’s Earl’s Court. Just like last year, the evening will be hosted by Fearne Cotton and Chris Evans and broadcast on BBC One, and the radio stations 1 and 2. More than 10,000 tickets are currently on sale to members of the public.
One Direction will be playing at the BBC Music Awards in December
The band celebrated the chart success of their new album 'Wilder Mind' by headlining the Reading and Leeds Festivals, and will be embarking on a tour of the UK's major cities in November.
Mumford & Sons capped off their headline set at the Reading Festival 2015 by announcing to the crowd that they’ll be heading out on a more extensive tour of the UK and Ireland this autumn, in support of their third album Wilder Mind which was released back in May this year.
Marcus Mumford, the frontman of the folk rockers turned indie arena-fillers, told the energised crowd after their opening song ‘Snake Eyes’: “It's f***ing good to be back at Reading, we came here for a party.”
Marcus Mumford performing with Mumford & Sons at Reading Festival 2015
Continue reading: Mumford & Sons Announce UK Tour During Reading Festival Headline Set
The veteran singer-songwriter had been waiting nearly 50 years for a US Number One album.
Throughout his lengthy and prestigious career, singer-songwriter James Taylor has achieved many great things, but a US Number One album has always eluded him: until today! Taylor’s 47 year wait for a Billboard chart topping LP came to an end this week as it was announced that his new effort Before This World had outsold all rivals.
According to Nielsen SoundScan, Taylor’s 17th studio album sold 97,000 copies in its first week of release to debut atop the Billboard 200, with 96,000 of those coming through actual album sales (as opposed to streaming or track equivalents). His very first album, a self-titled effort, was released in December 1968 but only achieved a chart peak of Number 62 in the US.
James Taylor scored his first ever US No.1 album
Continue reading: At Last! James Taylor Has His First Ever Billboard Number 1 Album
From Kendrick Lamar to Slayer, this year is definitely one of the best.
Bonnaroo is in full swing and while we've seen some pretty impressive acts so far, the musical forecast shows things are not going to get quieter anytime soon. One of America's biggest and most diverse summer events, fans flock in their thousands to Tennessee this weekend to welcome some of the world's top entertainers.
Friday's line-up is a particularly mixed bag; where you've got music veterans the likes of 80s new wave legends Tears For Fears and 70s R&B band Earth Wind & Fire, you also got newer names such as LA duo Mini Mansions, who recently won acclaim for their second album 'The Great Pretenders', and Brit award winning UK chart toppers Royal Blood. Making some noise on the main What Stage throughout though are house producer Deadmau5, 'To Pimp a Butterfly' rapper Kendrick Lamar and roots rock collective Alabama Shakes.
Continue reading: Bonnaroo 2015 Is Here! Here's What The Rest Of The Weekend Has In Store
He'll also support Mumford & Sons in Europe this summer.
In addition to his huge summer festival dates, British singer-songwriter Eaves is set to tour across the UK's major cities in October 2015 with a newly announced headline tour in support of the recent release of his debut album 'What Green Feels Like'.
Eaves announces headline UK tour
Eaves (aka Joe Lyons) will hit Ballater in Scotland on October 14th and will visit the likes of Edinburgh, Cardiff, Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester and, of course, London where he will play the Bush Hall in Shepherds Bush. It doesn't seem long ago since he finished his last UK run at London's Sebright Arms, and we're not forgetting his slor at Hebden Bridge's January event, Heavenly 25th Weekend.
This week, The Killers frontman dominated the chart all on his own.
After taking over London in a series of gigs this week, Brandon Flowers has also conquered the UK Charts. His second solo album, The Desired Effect, now sits pretty at the top of the album chart. It was a close race between Flowers and fellow indie frontman Paul Weller, but eventually Flowers’ album finished 5,000 combined chart sales ahead of the rock veteran.
Flowers and his shiny jacket took over the UK charts this week.
Flowers played one date in Dublin and two at London’s O2 Academy in the past week. In the next few days, the tour will hit Edinburgh, Leeds and Birmingham.
Continue reading: This Week's Album Charts: Brandon Flowers, Paul Weller, Sam Smith
Mumford and Sons' album, 'Wilder Moments', has been knocked off the top of the Billboard 200 album chart by the 'Pitch Perfect 2' soundtrack.
The soundtrack for Pitch Perfect 2 has reached the top of the Billboard 200 albums chart. The album was released on 8th May, a week before the film entered cinemas in the US and UK on Friday 15th May. However, it reached the No. 1 spot on Wednesday (20th May) after Pitch Perfect 2 reached the top of the box office over the weekend. The film made $70.3 million in the US and Canada alone and its soundtrack is following suit.
The soundtrack for Pitch Perfect 2 has topped the Billboard 200 album chart.
Mumford & Sons - Mumford & Sons performing live in concert at the Ziggo Dome - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Saturday 30th March 2013
Our friend Michael has released a really special record this week https://t.co/FKnK9CUvQY https://t.co/hskCd9acpa
We've heard back from the promoters at Bråvalla festival about the measures they'll be implementing in future: https://t.co/bpMouqSqBz
It's Ted's turn on the Songs For The Road playlist – listen to his additions below on @Spotify. https://t.co/4MdkNcUSUA
The charity banjo auction celebrating Hyde Park and benefitting @ArkSchools is live! Bid at https://t.co/HZyHpoPW1n https://t.co/ci19HwVooI
London, what a welcome home. Thank you @BSTHydePark! 📷: Marcus Haney https://t.co/cc2lpofN8w
The competition has now closed, thanks to everyone who participated!
Two tickets for today's show up for grabs! If you're up for it, just include #MumfordHydePark in your reply below. Winner chosen at 4:30pm.
We're home, London. Ready? #MumfordHydePark https://t.co/amhWKhF4hw
RT @blink182: WTF?!?! @MumfordAndSons https://t.co/Yuj991RELX
In an effort to stop ticket touts we've held back 500 tickets at the door tomorrow. See you soon... #MumfordHydePark
Headline show at @BSTHydePark has now sold out! Thank you London. 📷: Marcus Haney, Salida Stopover, 22.08.15 https://t.co/703Y3uCc3T
Two days... #MumfordHydePark 📷: Marcus Haney, Walla Walla Stopover, 15.08.15 https://t.co/Kw1zJkGXwI
RT @Lift_Keith: Massive thanks to @MumfordAndSons who have helped us by allowing us to use their music on our video https://t.co/A0eTcqhCbV…
Three more days @BSTHydePark! 📷: Marcus Haney, Nijmegen 04.07.15 https://t.co/hos5iXGrzS
Some sick events at the 'Johannesburg' pop-up this week at @LightsofSoho London. Doors 6pm, first come first served! https://t.co/sSvhKyw0EA
Tonight our friends & collaborators, The Very Best, play XOYO. Y'all should see this. Getting us ramped up for Hyde Park, can't fucking wait
We're appalled to hear what happened at the Bravalla Festival last weekend. https://t.co/QZGLZO6Lu2
Big thank you to everyone who's listened to 'Johannesburg' so far. New record out now: https://t.co/1foNU1r83B https://t.co/VkKU7Z7Dse
Wonder ride in the Swiss Alps yesterday. No better way to get to St Gallen 🇨🇭 https://t.co/WKMIzxaIf6
Radiohead are the best band in the world.