Mumford & Sons feel they are “kindred spirits” with their American fans.
The British folk band – comprising Marcus Mumford, Ben Lovett, Winston Marshall and Ted Dwane – are currently enjoying huge success in the US.
The group’s latest record Babel is up for album of the year at the Grammys and was the second fastest selling album in the country in 2012. Marcus has revealed why he thinks the band have found international success with their music.
“We toured there quite a lot. We’ve gone and worked hard and done as many gigs there as we possibly could have whilst touring elsewhere and recording an album. I mean we’ve been busy. Live shows really connect with people in a way that you obviously can’t with records,” he smiled in an interview with the BBC.
“People have been really sweet to us. We’ve been really lucky. We’ve met some really great people, people who have supported us from the very start – in the indie world and in the rock n roll world and in the country world. We’ve had a nice introduction there. It feels like kindred spirits.”
Marcus went on to explain that their hard work has paid off from both their studio work and string of concerts.
“We’ve always talked about our album, and now we have two, being adverts for our live show. It’s also felt like our live shows have been adverts for our albums as well so it’s kind of gone both ways,” he continued.
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Friday, 08. February 2013