Mumford & Sons ditching bluegrass EP for Indian release

Band set to put out songs recorded on Indian tour

Tom Oxley
Pic: Tom Oxley
Mumford & Sons have revealed that they are shelving their mooted new bluegrass EP in favour of releasing songs they recorded on tour in India last December.

Frontman Marcus Mumford told NME that the band recorded with various Rajasthani musicians while touring the country last year, and were planning an EP or single release featuring the songs.

"We're focusing on the Indian one for now – the songs might come out as an EP or as a single," he said. "We did three recordings out there, one of theirs, one of Laura Marling's and one of ours, and we're planning to release them quite soon."

The band are set to play with some of the Indian musicians at the Roundhouse venue in London on July 9. The gig will be part of the iTunes Festival and tickets will be free – see itunesfestival.co.uk for more information.

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