Mumford and Sons @ Mercury Lounge in NYC – pics
photos by Tim Griffin
It is quite obviously a Good Thing that the centre of gravity of young British guitar music seems to be shifting. Where 18 months ago there was a new "landfill indie" album every other week, now it's new, young British folk-pop groups offering debut albums with metronomic regularity. Mumford & Sons spring from the same agglomeration of musicians that has already bequeathed us Laura Marling and Noah and the Whale, and are by all accounts a delightfully rowdy and passionate live band.
Laura Marling also played CMJ. Noah and the Whale will be here in November. Mumford & Sons went on right after the XX at Mercury Lounge on Wednesday (technically two separate shows with xx ending the early show and Mumford starting the late one). More pictures below...