As soon as they had their first rough cluster of songs, they hit the road, and chased the friendly live reception they got all over the country. And where you invest your love, you invest your life. In these bodies we will die. This sense of playing music for the love of it has continued as the main theme through the band's short history. The four friends were playing a number of instruments in various bands in London throughout the summer of 2007. And finally, after a wild lashing out in the murderous fable of Dust Bowl Dance, After The Storm arrives, the only track Mumford and Sons wrote in the studio, away from the live stage they knew so well. They were united to perform impromptu renditions of Marcus' earliest attempts at song-writing in front of crowds of friends in sweaty underground folk nights in the capital.
. The band have won a number of music awards throughout their career, with Sigh No More earning the band the Brit Award for Best British Album in 2011 and six overall Grammy Award nominations. He took them to the legendary Eastcote Studios where Arctic Monkeys, Brian Eno, Tindersticks and Laura Marling have honed their music on its vintage equipment; made the band buy good instruments; set them a daily routine; and encouraged them to try and work even more instinctively, to strengthen their already-powerful musical personality. When it came time to record their debut album, the band enlisted producer Markus Dravs Arcade Fire, Bjrk's , who saw crossover potential in the Sons. They create a gutsy, old-time sound that marries the magic of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young with the might of Kings Of Leon, and their incredible energy draws us in quickly to their circle of songs, to the warmth of their stories, and to their magical community of misty-eyed men.
But their inspired and inspiring lyrics also help their songs stand out. Feel the fire in your belly and the romance in your heart as you listen, let your voice break into rapture and you too sigh no more. It was a very exciting time, and though we loved it and were in awe of the music going on around us, we didn't consider ourselves contenders in the pretty daunting London music scene. There was never any idea of competition, just pure enjoyment, says Marcus. They bonded over their love of country, bluegrass and folk, and decided to make music that sounded loud, proud and live taking music that could often be pretty and delicate, and fill it with enthusiasm, courage and confidence. They are staunch friends Marcus Mumford, Country Winston, Ben Lovett, and Ted Dwane who bring their music to us with the passion and pride of an old-fashioned, much-cherished, family business.
As the album moves on, this fervour never dies. Out of this session came their first band songs: Awake My Soul and White Blank Page, highlights on their debut album. They booked their first rehearsals in the late autumn of 2007: As soon as we sat down together, just the four of us, we knew we had become a band cos what came out was unique to us four as individuals, says Ben. We love honest music, says Winston. They loved live music so much that they would practice their sets on pavements outside the venues, and also act as backing musicians for the peers with whom they played. Word spread quickly of the band's phenomenal live show as the Sons toured extensively throughout 2008; from a barge-tour of the Thames with eight other acts, through to an island-hopping tour of the Scottish highlands, and a triumphant set at Glastonbury in June, they sold out London's Luminaire in July, only half a year after they got together. He and his blokes pour themselves into their instruments and their harmonious vocals, no holding back.
You were meant to meet your maker. It stands an incredibly moving final track to an incredibly moving album the story of a man scared of what's behind and what's before, and creates a considered conclusion to the band's epic debut album. The band also won the Brit Award for Best British Group in 2013. And over those four weeks, everything came together. In 2013, the unrelenting single rose to 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 and received the Grammy nomination for Best Rock Performance. Little Lion Man a track that Zane Lowe named the Hottest Record In The World Today on a recent Radio 1 show is a rampage about regret and unresolved heartbreak. The band has also issued two live albums: Live at Shepherd's Bush Empire 2011 and The Road to Red Rocks 2012.
The four young men from West have fire in their bellies, romance in their hearts, and rapture in their masterful voices. What we write about is real, and we sing and play our instruments more passionately cos we feel like we need to. This is a song that rings true with all the sparkle and verve and depths of humanity. The band received eight total Grammy nominations for Babel and won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year. We all know ghosts and recent disgrace.
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