Mumford And Sons Deny Doomfolk Direction
17 Apr 2012
Mumford and Sons have denied reports their forthcoming new album would be “doomfolk.”
The neo-folkies, who are busy putting the finial touches to their new album joked in a recent interview that some of the new tracks would sound like “Black Sabbath meets Nick Drake.” The news went viral and Mumford and Sons singer, Marcus Mumford felt the need to put things right.
“That was a joke to an American journalist who didn't understand the concept of sarcasm.” Explains the Mumford & Sons songwriter, “I called Ted (Dwane) and was like, 'Ted, what have you done? We spent our whole first album trying to avoid being pigeonholed!”
The band had just returned from a short stint in the US where Mumford & Sons performed at the popular SXSW music and arts festival in Austin, Texas.
Mumford & Sons are set to play a handful of UK shows in May and June, including two mini festivals they call “Gentlemen of the Road Stopover” in Huddersfield and Galway. The band will be joined by friends, such as The Vaccines, Willy Mason, Michael Kiwanuka and The Correspondants amongst some others.
Cardiff, St. David's Hall (30)
Folkestone, Leas Cliff Pavilion (31)
Gentlemen of the Road Stopover, Huddersfield (2) *
Bury St. Edmonds, The Alex (4)
Lowestoft, Marina Theatre (5)
Gateshead, The Sage (6)
RockNess Festival, Inverness (8)
Gentlemen of the Road Stopover, Galway (9) **
* with Mumford & Sons, Willy Mason, Michael Kiwanuka, Nathaniel Rateliff, The Correspondents
** with Mumford & Sons, The Vaccines, Willy Mason, Zulu Winter, Nathaniel Rateliff, The Correspondents