Published Jul 05, 2010Mumford & Sons are beloved in Britain, and the group's debut LP, Sigh No More, has earned them a sizable following on this side of the Atlantic as well. Today (July 5), they will look to keep this momentum going by releasing a new collaborative EP with Laura Marling and a group of Indian musicians called the Dharohar Project.
Mumford & Sons and Marling teamed up with with the Indian folk ensemble while in Dehli last year. There, the bands recorded a four-song EP that will be released exclusively on iTunes in the UK. The collection includes versions of Mumford & Sons' "To Darkness" and Marling's "Devil's Spoke." Click on the embedded clip at the bottom of the page to hear the new version of "To Darkness."
Mumford & Sons, Marling and the Dharohar Project have two UK dates coming up this month. But a more extensive joint tour seems unlikely, as Mumford & Sons will be on the road in Europe and Australia all summer (see the schedule below).
Mumford & Sons recently released a limited-edition ten-inch EP under the alter-ego the Wedding Band. Entitled Volume 1, it's available as a bonus with ticket pre-orders from the band's website (limited to 100 per show).
Meanwhile, BBC Newsbeat reveals that Mumford & Sons are in the process of writing their sophomore LP. While the band don't mention any studio plans, the new songs reportedly sound "more urgent."
Mumford & Sons, Laura Marling and Dharohar Project:
1. "Devil's Spoke/Sneh Ko Marg"
2. "To Darkness/Kripa"
3. "Anmol Rishtey"
4. "Mehendi Rachi"
7/3 Kent, UK - Hop Farm Festival
7/9 London, UK - Roundhouse (iTunes Festival) *
7/10 Kinross, UK - T In The Park Festival
7/11 Co. Kildare, Ireland - Oxegen Festival
7/12 Bradford, UK - St. George's Hall *
7/14 Montreux, Switzerland - Montreux Jazz Festival
7/15 Rome, Italy - Circolo Degli Artisti
7/16 Benicassim, Spain - Benicassim Festival
7/18 Suffolk, UK - Latitude Festival
7/22 Adelaide, Australia - Thebarton Theatre
7/24 Perth, Australia - On the Bright Side
7/28 Melbourne, Australia - Palace Theatre
7/29 Melbourne, Australia - Palace Theatre
8/3 Sydney, Australia - Enmore
8/4 Sydney, Australia - Enmore
8/8 Chicago, IL - Lollapalooza
8/13 Lower Rhine, Germany - Haldern Festival
8/15 Leicester, UK - Summer Sundae Festival
8/19 St. Polten, Austria - Frequency Festival
8/20 Hasselt, Belgium - Pukkelpop Festival
8/21 Biddinghuizen, Netherlands - Lowlands Festival
8/22 Brecon Beacons, UK - Greenman Festival
8/27 Reading, UK - Reading Festival
8/29 Leeds, UK - Leeds Festival
9/5 Stradbally, Ireland - Electric Picnic
9/10 Milan, Italy - MiTo Festival
9/11 Isle of Wight, UK - Bestival Festival
9/24 Paris, France - Trabendo
9/26 Amsterdam, Netherlands - HMH
9/27 Cologne, Germany - Palladium
9/28 Berlin, Germany - Columbia Hall
9/30 Brussels, Belgium - Cirque Royal
10/1 Glasgow, UK - The Glasgow Academy
10/2 Manchester, UK - Apollo
10/4 Brighton, UK - Brighton Dome
10/5 Nottingham, UK - Rock City
10/6 Bristol, UK - O2 Academy Bristol
10/8 London, UK - Hammersmith Apollo
10/9 London, UK - Hammersmith Apollo
* with Laura Marling and Dharohar Project