The 4x platinum Mumford & Sons is putting folk rock on the charts.
Mumford and Sons, the London based quartet, has had what seems to be overnight success. Their platinum certified debut album Sigh No More, released in October 2009, has gone double platinum in both the UK and Australia. For most bands this takes years and years to achieve, but this band has something organic going on as they have only been together since 2007.
The folk rock band is led by Marcus Mumford who plays guitar, drums, mandolin, and sings. The other three members or "sons" also play multiple instruments as the band is known to switch instruments on stage depending what they are feeling or convenience. This makes for a great live vibe that has helped establish this band so quickly. They peaked at number one in Ireland and Australia, where they’ve taken off, it bumped Susan Boyle out of No. 1 on the top albums chart. Mumford has had 4 charting singles and 5 singles off of their album with their most successful single, "Little Lion Man" peaking at 35 on the Billboard Top 200 in the U.S.. As the accolades pile up, they’ve been selling out gigs months in advance both in Europe and the U.S., and have been invited by Ray Davies to join him on his upcoming collaborations album.
Amongst other honors they recently were one of the top billed bands at arguably the largest festival in the U.S., Lollapalooza. Mumford and Sons isn't showing any signs of slowing down as they continue milking their debut by touring the U.S. and Canada this fall with no talks of a sophomore album yet.