Your heart on the line

Friday, 4 September 2009, 0:04 | Category : Video
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Mumford & Sons / Little Lion Man video

Here’s the video that wasn’t shown at the Mumford & Sons gig last week. On the night it didn’t matter. All we wanted was another blistering set from Marcus and the boys. But the video is out now. It’s an odd choice for a single. Not that it [...]

Mumford & Sons @ The Borderline, 24 August 2009

Friday, 28 August 2009, 21:01 | Category : Live reviews
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There are many signs that a band has made it. One is the presence of roadies. Since I mostly go to small-scale gigs, it’s odd to see someone other than the band themselves onstage setting up. Especially at a venue the size of The Borderline. But there they are. A bloke with a fine beard [...]

Seven Songs: Mumford & Sons

Tuesday, 28 April 2009, 20:06 | Category : Seven Songs
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In case anyone hasn’t been paying attention, Mumford & Sons aren’t a furniture removal company. Marcus Mumford and his three pals are an awesome banjo-wielding group who have been building up a dedicated fanbase for a year or so now, and the coming of their debut album should see them explode all over the nation’s [...]

Mumford & Sons / Alessi’s Ark @ The ICA, 3 March 2009

Wednesday, 11 March 2009, 10:23 | Category : Live reviews
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It might not be a scene, but there’s only one degree of separation separating almost all of London’s young musicians who could be very broadly described as ‘folk’. Two sets of them are on stage tonight, and their stars are definitely in the ascendancy. Particularly the headliners who are on a run of selling out [...]