Mumford and Sons will be playing an instore at Rough Trade East to promote the release of their EP ‘Love Your Ground’.
Mumford and Sons return from their debut tour of the US for a string of UK dates ahead of the release of new EP, Love Your Ground.
For FFS, End of the Road kicked off with Peter and the Wolf and this reviewer was alone among her cohorts in enjoying his set, from his rambling tales about New York rich kids who walk across America to his story-telling old-school folk. He was swiftly followed by Laura Marling who, in the couple of months since FFS last saw her headline, has grown into her pageboy crop as well her stage persona. Her inter-track chat leaves you wanting for exactly the intimacy her songs deliver. My Manic and I was a particular highlight as was Cross Your Fingers b-side ‘Blackberry Stone’ which features the lyrics ‘I’m sorry I never did hold your hand as you were lowered’ a reference surely to the boy with black curly hair, Charlie Fink from Noah and the Whale. Marling was supported by her usual band, including drummer Marcus Mumford and bassist Ted Dwane from Mumford and Sons, whose were booked to play later in the evening, but cancelled because they had to fly to the US for the Marling/Flynn tour.
Winchester (incidentally For Folk’s Sake hometown) is to play host to a plethora of folk favourites at the inaugural week-long Winchester Live festival.
A capacity crowd was treated to more than they bargained for at Mumford and Sons headline Blue Flowers gig at George IV in Chiswick on 7th September.
Mumford and Sons are a folk/bluegrass group formed in 2007. Key players in the burgeoning London folk scene (if you see these fellahs, Laura Marling is rarely far away), the Guardian has called them \\”Coldplay reincarnated as hillbillies\\”. Band Members:…