Mumford & Sons

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Marcus Mumford review – great songs, but no hoedown
O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London
For this solo show, Mumford is justified in focusing on his album, one of the year’s best. But the venue and sound do it no favours

Michael Hann

16, Nov, 2022 @10:27 AM

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Marcus Mumford: ‘I didn’t just want to hang traumatic stuff out there and trigger people’
The singer’s unflinchingly honest debut solo album, Self-Titled, addresses the sexual abuse he suffered as a child. He talks about shame, addiction and redemption – and meeting the pope

Alexis Petridis

16, Sep, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Marcus Mumford: ‘I was sexually abused as a child’
Mumford & Sons frontman has said that his debut solo single is about ‘the first of a string of unhealthy sexual experiences at a really early age’

Laura Snapes

11, Aug, 2022 @6:55 AM

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Tim Dowling: I tell the audience I’m leaving the band – they don’t get the joke

The band has barely played live in 27 months, and I have forgotten what it’s like to address a crowd

Tim Dowling

10, Jul, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Winston Marshall quits Mumford & Sons after Andy Ngo controversy, citing free speech
Guitarist and banjoist prompted backlash in March after supporting Unmasked, Andy Ngo’s book criticising the anti-fascist protest movement, antifa

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

24, Jun, 2021 @4:16 PM

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Winston Marshall on break from Mumford & Sons after praising rightwing writer
Marshall said he would ‘examine my blindspots’ after endorsing a book by controversial US commentator Andy Ngo

Laura Snapes

10, Mar, 2021 @10:40 AM

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Don’t stand so close: how live music has changed its tune in lockdown
From drive-in concerts to livestreaming on Fortnite, the industry has had to adapt creatively to the current restrictions

Nosheen Iqbal

16, May, 2020 @6:05 PM

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Amy Winehouse's stilettos in Island Records auction for coronavirus
Handwritten lyrics by Bono, Annie Lennox and Portishead’s Beth Gibbons will also come under the hammer

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

14, May, 2020 @10:38 AM

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Mumford & Sons star: UK needs small venues to nurture talent
Ben Lovett says UK risks falling behind rest of Europe without more grassroots support

Lanre Bakare Arts and culture correspondent

26, Nov, 2019 @7:00 AM

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Tickets: can you trust the new wave of resale sites?
Beat the touts by using big agencies’ fan-to-fan services, or bag a deal at their ‘ethical’ rivals

Rupert Jones

25, May, 2019 @6:45 AM

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Mumford & Sons review – ambitious tour sets sail on a sea of mediocrity
On a stage that resembles a futuristic pirate ship, the folk-rockers try to be epic and intimate – but their new material sends them adrift

Malcolm Jack

21, Nov, 2018 @1:38 PM

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Mumford & Sons: Delta review – three minutes of mild excitement
(Gentlemen of the Road/Island)

Phil Mongredien

18, Nov, 2018 @7:59 AM

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