Here’s some new folky goodness for you. Not folky as in the beardy sense, mainly because the kid in Mumford and Sons are probably too young to grow beards. Led by one Marcus Mumford, this west London band peddle a sparkly, breezy, bluegrass-infused folk-pop that’s very similar to Noah and the Whale, or at least what Noah and the Whale sounded like before they headed off in a more shiny pop direction. But hey, there’s plenty of room for both of these bands, particularly when they’re playing such fine music and providing the young folks with happy alternative to spiky guitars and skinny jeans ‘n’ Converse posturing. And for a band who have only been together for about six months, they've arrived remarkably fully-formed.
They've got a new four-track EP out on Chess Club Records on 7 July. All the songs are good. Here's one of them.
Download: Mumford and Sons - Roll Away Your Stone
Buy the Lend Me Your Eyes EP from your local good record shop (no click to buy links yet).