Each album is distinguished by a zest for life. What does it mean de facto? You’ll never unveil the secret without visiting the band’s concert. Nowadays it’s feasible to buy Mumford & Sons tickets without stirring out of the house.
Mumford & Sons have become a common name among the admirers of folk and rock genres. First appeared in 2007, this British band has enslaved millions of hearts well beyond the British Isles. For nearly 10 years of existence the artists have won a lot of high-prestige awards, including 4 Billboard Music Awards (2011, 2013) as Top Rock/Alternative Album & Top Artist, 2 Brit Awards (2011, 2013) as the Best British Group and for the British Album of the Year, 2 Grammy Awards (2013) for the Album of the Year & the Best Long Form Music Video, and some other music honors.
Since the inception, Mumford & Sons consisted of four artists: Marcus Mumford (the band’s name was taken after him), Winston Marshall, Ted Dwane, and Ben Lovett. Their inventory counted multiple instruments: electric & acoustic guitars, a synthesizer, drums, piano, and folk units (banjo, mandolin).
Over the entire history of existence, the band released three albums: Sigh No More in 2009, Babel in 2012 and Wilder Mind in 2015.
The first album appeared two years after Mumford & Sons’ creation. Sigh No More is characterized as a folk work, although the artists argue such a narrow description. The album was licensed as in the UK (Island Records), so in other parts of the world: the North America via Glassnote Records, Australia & New Zealand via Dew Process, other countries via Cooperative Music. The debut took place in October 2009 with ‘Little Lion Man’ introducing as the lead single. As a result, the brand has become widely-recognizable in the USA, Australia and New Zealand.
To continue, in 2012 Mumford & Sons showed off the second album (12 songs), entitled Babel, with ‘I Will Wait’ as the lead single. This release has become a true breakthrough, being recognized as #1 in the UK Albums Chart and the USA Billboard 200. The debut was followed by a 2013 world tour and the Glastonbury Festival. Unluckily, when the tour ended, the artists have decided to take a break from work.
It took Mumford & Sons five months to pull themself together and get back to work. Therefore, in 2015 the third album, entitled Wilder Mind, saw the light of day. The debut marked the switch to heavier music style. The artists performed with a bunch of new songs at the Bonnarroo Music Festival, the Reading & Leeds Festivals and the 2015 UK & Ireland tour. Later on, the band performed in the USA, beginning their tour in New York. Moreover, in 2015 Mumford & Sons were spotted in a number of TV/radio appearances, i.e. BBC Radio 1, Saturday Night Live on NBC, The Graham Norton Show, etc.