Three charming and literally homespun EPs heralded the arrival of Mumford & Sons in 2008, reassuring cynics that strong songwriting played on old-fashioned instruments with charm and passion and without heaps of ego to spoil the mixture was not a thing of the past. British radio disc jockeys with their finger in the pulse such as BBC Radio 1's Zane Lowe struggled to find words to praise the group highly enough and their debut album, Sigh No More, entered the UK album chart Top 10 in 2009. They also twice entered the UK Top 40 singles chart during 2009 - no mean feat for a folk act in the twenty-first century. The band's by turns melancholy and jubilant music received perhaps its highest accolade in 2010 when UK songwriting legend Ray Davies invited them to appear on a forthcoming album of collaborations.
Influenced By: Crosby, Stills, Nash And Young, Kings Of Leon, Bob Dylan
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