Mum’s the word in music

London four-piece Mumford & Sons have electrified the music scene with their folksy tunes – and having released their debut album to critical acclaim, they’re ready to take on the world

12th December, 2009

In an interview room in Dublin’s Universal Music, a ferocious-looking Johnny Cash is giving the world the middle finger. Ben Lovett and Winston Marshall of Mumford & Sons stare at the framed black-and-white reproduction sitting proudly on a sideboard, and nod in total and utter admiration.

‘‘That is one of my favourite photos,” says Lovett. ‘‘It sums up his fiery personality. He was an amazing musician, the real deal. He wouldn’t be pigeon-holed....

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