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Review: Mumford and Sons – The Cave and The Open Sea

By on Monday, 16th March 2009 at 2:00 pm

Mumford & Sons (side)The latest work from London based anti-folk heroes ‘Mumford and Sons‘, is one of their most uplifting and best to date. Although they are placed within the emerging London folk scene, there is something unique and magical about the four piece.

‘The cave and the open sea’ arrives with an intoxicating subtle guitar line that compliments vocalist ‘Marcus Mumford’ perfectly. With the addition of piano underneath, the cascading drums and banjo it is a song hard not to warm too. Especially towards the end when singer (Marcus) vocals become so passionate that they nearly reach breaking point. The song builds to a momentous ending that is as close to pop perfection that folk can get.

Due for release on 6th April on limited edition 10″ vinyl and download. Be sure to hear Mumford and Sons before everyone else does.

For fans of: Laura Marling, Noah and the Whale, Beirut and Woody Guthrie.
Like this? Maybe Try: Alessi’s Ark, Jay Jay Pistolet and Derek Meins.


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