There’s something not quite normal about Mumford & Sons, a sound that I cannot quite pinpoint. It drives me crazy to listen to the London-based quartet’s rhythm guitar-based sound and almost whiny vocals. My mind runs in circles trying to categorize the sound. I came to the conclusion that lead singer Marcus Mumford sounds like a British Josh Ritter, and that I cannot get enough of the band’s debut, Sigh No More. Check out “Little Lion Man”, which embodies perfectly the sound of the up-and-comers riding the wave of British folk (see: Laura Marling, The Maccabees).
MP3: Mumford & Sons – “Little Lion Man” (removed at label’s request)