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« Reply #20 on: December 27, 2009, 07:25:23 PM »

I was introduced to this sparkling combo by my offspring.  

In the past year, I've noticed that Mumford and Sons have been all over Radio One: Live Sessions with Zane Lowe and Colin Murray for instance and numerous 'records of the week' accolades.   They also won the title of Best Band in Ireland's Music Awards  

For their next tour of the UK a Ireland, they appear to have outgrown small venues and their Support Act role and will be playing in places like Manchester Academy and Shepherd's Bush Empire.

Here's a nice video of their folk anthem Winter Winds  
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« Reply #21 on: December 27, 2009, 08:31:40 PM »


I think Mumford & Sons would probably sell out Cropredy on their own now, and cause a serious security hazard on the day from those without tickets......possibly too popular amongst the 20-somethings for Cropredy?


This is meant to be an ironic comment, isn't it, Chris? Please say it is.

They played Cambridge this year, and I don't think they were overrun by non-ticket-holding 26 year olds.
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« Reply #22 on: December 27, 2009, 08:34:29 PM »



I think Mumford & Sons would probably sell out Cropredy on their own now, and cause a serious security hazard on the day from those without tickets......possibly too popular amongst the 20-somethings for Cropredy?


This is meant to be an ironic comment, isn't it, Chris? Please say it is.

They played Cambridge this year, and I don't think they were overrun by non-ticket-holding 26 year olds.


aha but its a year on from then, and they have gone stellar everwhere
except here, ive still never heard them, although my oldest child has recommended them warmly to me
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« Reply #23 on: December 27, 2009, 08:42:53 PM »




I think Mumford & Sons would probably sell out Cropredy on their own now, and cause a serious security hazard on the day from those without tickets......possibly too popular amongst the 20-somethings for Cropredy?


This is meant to be an ironic comment, isn't it, Chris? Please say it is.

They played Cambridge this year, and I don't think they were overrun by non-ticket-holding 26 year olds.


aha but its a year on from then, and they have gone stellar everwhere
except here, ive still never heard them, although my oldest child has recommended them warmly to me


You'll love em Jim. Some nice bits on Youtube. This is very endearing. Shows How much they care about the music:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rffMMlYd1oY&feature=channel

I can't imagine for one minute how they would attract anything other than a really positive younger crowd. Reminds me of the enthusiasm and vigour of a certain other band in the late 1960s and early 1970s. They are in the mainstream, yes, but only in the same way that Fairport and Steeleye were at that time.
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« Reply #24 on: December 28, 2009, 01:30:12 PM »

They filled (3000+) a warehouse at a 'surprise' gig only announced at a week's notice in London earlier this year....
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« Reply #25 on: December 29, 2009, 07:12:42 AM »

This band unfortunatly remind me kinda of that thing where when a band gets big they get turned onto  by people.....like a musical jealousy thing...so what if they make it big....as long as the musics great and consistent who cares....just means you'll have to get ya tickets/seats/places earlier.......
i know i've slagged off bands in my time but thats purely cause i cant stand their music...U2 for example...dont get them at all.

its like if my fave band made it big.....i wouldn't be jealous or peed off......i'd be chuffed! this thread has made me buy the album Smiley
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« Reply #26 on: December 29, 2009, 07:40:27 AM »

wow - it's not often i start a music thread that people actually respond to!!!!  Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #27 on: December 29, 2009, 06:27:38 PM »

Got the album as a Crimble pressie. Being an old f**t i am wary of bands with a lot of hype around them BUT have now listened to whole album 3 times. Some tracks i instantly liked others are growers. Sheen and i have found ourseves doing the 'who does that remind you of' game cos the  album is full of influences but not to its detriment. An album i  am getting very fond of and i hope i can see them this year.  
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« Reply #28 on: December 29, 2009, 07:22:43 PM »

Next gig is at the Forum in London on New Years Eve....
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« Reply #29 on: January 25, 2010, 09:51:44 AM »

Given it a go, experienced a genuine 'Meh' moment as a result. Gawd love 'em for surfing the wave, and best wishes for a long and succesful career, but is this really the best of the bunch?
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« Reply #30 on: January 25, 2010, 10:16:33 AM »


Given it a go, experienced a genuine 'Meh' moment as a result. Gawd love 'em for surfing the wave, and best wishes for a long and succesful career, but is this really the best of the bunch?


I must admit to having a similar feeling on hearing the record  Undecided ... I kind of wanted it to finish sooner than it did, and I got less and less out of each successive track.

Though I suspect they would be really good to see live, as there's a lot of energy there. I hope they're on at Beautiful Days; in the Big Top, Saturday early evening would be the best time, warming up the crowd for the headliners. I'll be there at the front if they are.

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« Reply #31 on: January 25, 2010, 11:00:47 AM »

I really enjoy the Sigh No More album, and find it quite encouraging they are crossing the age barriers.  They are certainly popular in Australia, having made the top of the Triple J (national "youth broadcaster" run by the ABC) Hottest 100 this year, as voted by listeners.

Unfortunately, the countdown isn't until tomorrow, but the results were inadvertently leaked in advance... Smiley
http://www.crikey.com.au/2010/01/22/oz-day-spoiler-abc-leaks-hottest-100-victor/
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