Band bring out new songs at intimate London show

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Mumford and Sons played a host of new material last night (February 22) at an intimate show at London’s Dingwalls.

The sold-out Shockwaves NME Awards Show was put on in conjunction with the Communion musical collective. Anna Calvi, Marcus Foster and Rachel Sermanni played too.

The Mumfords last played the 500-capacity Camden venue when launching their second EP, ‘Love Your Ground’, in November 2008.

“It was pretty terrifying because it was the biggest show we’d ever played by a long way,” Marcus Mumford told NME before last night’s show. “I’m probably more nervous this time because we’re playing a bunch of new songs of which I don’t know the words for many.”

Marcus also said that the band’s forthcoming tour of Scotland and Ireland is “an excuse to play them [new songs] live without doing big shows”.

He added that he was pleased to be appearing at tonight’s Communion event, as the collective put on some of the band’s first ever shows.

“I love what [founders] Ben [Lovett, also in the band] and Kev [Jones have done – their whole ethos with new music and with gigs is just spot on,” he said.

New songs played at Dingwalls included ‘Below My Feet’, ‘Walk Slow’, ‘Broken Crown’ and ‘Hopeless Wanderer’, although Marcus explained that many were unfinished.

As well as playing hits ‘Little Lion Man’ and ‘The Cave’, the band broke into traditional bluegrass song ‘Angeline The Baker’ when having problems with their equipment during the encore.

Mumford and Sons played:

‘Below My Feet’
‘Nothing Is Written’
‘Roll Away Your Stone’
‘Lover Of The Light’
‘Timshel’
‘Walk Slow’
‘Broken Crown’
‘Awake My Soul’
‘Hopeless Wanderer’
‘The Cave’
‘Angeline The Baker’
‘Sigh No More’
‘Whispers In The Dark’
‘Little Lion Man’