They brought us ‘Babel’, they’re bringing it pre-Pentecost

Mumford & Sons
Thu May 12, 20:00, Forum Copenhagen, Julius Thomsens Plads 1, Frederiksberg; 500kr

In recent years folk-rock has had a popular and critical resurgence. At the forefront of this new wave of music is Mumford & Sons, leading the way with their banjo-heavy hits, although they have since ditched the instrument.

Their first album was a real breakthrough for the band. Babel scored number one album rankings in the US and the UK, where it was also the fastest selling album of 2012.

The album contained hits such as ‘I Will Wait’ and built upon the success of their debut album Sigh No More.

The group are no longer rookies in the music industry. While critics and fans alike were shocked by the new music on Wilder Mind, long-term the band’s live performances have benefited from songs with a heavier sound.

This has allowed the group to take their brand of arena-rock onto a new level. The two very separate sounds the group have utilised combine perfectly, allowing crowds to enjoy a mix of powerful anthems and acoustic numbers.

True, folk music may no longer be at the heart of the band, but fans should not mourn the evolution of their music.

After all, many successful bands change their sound – just look at U2 and the Rolling Stones.

Fans can look forward to witnessing a band at the height of their artistic powers, who are sure to rock Copenhagen this May.