Mumford And Sons: 'We've Started Working On New Songs'

The band have said that their new material sounds like Elton John, The Band and The National.

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Mumford And Sons have already started work on the follow-up to their phenomenally successful second album, 'Babel'.

Winston Marshall, the band's banjo player told NME: "We've started working on new songs, got a rehearsal studio we're going to do that more often got a few new tunes out of it. It was great, sounds really cool. They're bones [of songs] but really exciting bones. Sturdy bones."

Speaking to The Guardian, the band's bassist Ted Dwane said the new material sounds like "glory-days Elton John" whilst Marshall added that "it sounds a bit like the National, and a bit like the Band, without doing either of them justice".

Marshall also added that the band are keen to play next year's Glastonbury Festival. "We really want to," he said. "We've done every Glastonbury that we could have and I've been every year since I can remember."

Mumford and Sons start their Tour Of Two Halves in the UK later this month, kicking off at Torquay Princess Theatre on November 21 and finishing up with the second of two shows at London's O2 Arena on December 18.

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    Right on. I hope it sounds more like The Band and less like The National though
    As we can't post images in the comments section, I'm sure you'll all know what I mean when I say: picardfacepalm.jpg
    THE BAND? IM IN! Most underrated rock band ever. But anyhoo, i have faith that they will continue to write good music for years to come.
    I truly believe Mumford and sons are a real band. In saying this, I mean they actually deserve to be famous. They put emotion and dynamic into their songs and dont create a huge image to get more publicity (which they dont even seem to care about.) You always see bands like them in a little venue and think "Why arent these guys famous when lil wayne in making millions?"