Mumford and Sons work on third album likely to be released by next year.
English folk rock band Mumford and Sons have begun work on their third studio album. The album will most likely be released in early 2015, “unless things move quickly”, said a source.
The group have geared up and begun working on a few songs at Eastcote Studios in Kensal Town, west London. Mumford and Sons’ 2009 album ‘Sigh No More’ – which sold over a million copies in the UK – was also recorded in the same studio.
The group’s second studio album ‘Babel’ was their claim to fame, with it they received worldwide success and recognition. The album reached the No.1 spot in Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.
A source speaking to a daily newspaper said, “It’s still very early days because they have been enjoying their down time, but very early work and sessions have begun quietly on album number three. They haven’t announced anything officially because they don’t want to be under lots of pressure.”
Mumford and Sons have slowly amped up their popularity by performing for audiences at small and large venues across the UK and US.
The band which was formed in 2007, consists of Marcus Mumford (lead vocals, guitar, drums, mandolin), Ben Lovett (vocals, keyboards, accordion, drums), Winston Marshall (vocals, banjo, guitar,resonator guitar, dobro), and Ted Dwane (vocals, string bass, drums, guitar).
In 2010 December, their efforts payed off and the band’s music received a Grammy nomination stamp, the four-piece group was nominated for Best New Artist and Best Rock Song (Little Lion Man).
The band also grabbed the ARIA Music Award for Most Popular International Artist in 2010 and the Brit Award for Best British Album in 2011.