Mumford & Sons, a band that’s been known for its use of the banjo. If you don’t know who they are, then I’d recommend you go look them up right this second, because they have a lot of amazing songs. On the 24th of May, I had the chance to see them live in Antwerp and let’s just say that it blew my mind.
I have now seen them three times already and they were tremendous every single time. I’ve seen them twice in a full concert in Antwerp and once at Rock Werchter, which is a big music festival here in Belgium. I really enjoy going to their concerts, because they sound so great live. You can hardly notice any difference between their live performances and studio recordings. Just to hear them play those instruments live is worth going.
This time I even decided to buy one of their t-shirts, because it has a nice design, with the wings from the header image, and the concert I’ve seen now and the one at the festival are both featured in the list on the back of the shirt. That aside, I really think that this band has a lot to offer and is definitely something you have to see live at least once. In both concerts I saw, they sang a couple of songs acoustic and a-cappella in the middle of the venue and you can really hear a needle drop during those songs.
Now I have to be honest and admit that I don’t listen to their songs that often. I’m always on the lookout for new music and because of that they sometimes escape my mind. But whenever I go to one of their concerts, I’m immediately reminded again of how great they are and that I should be listening to them far more often and that’s what I’m going to do from now on.