Mumford & Sons: ‘Our new albums sounds like Black Sabbath meets Nick Drake’

Band say second LP is going to be 'doom folk'

Mumford and Sons have revealed that their second album sounds like “Black Sabbath meets Nick Drake“.

In an interview with Rolling Stone, the band said that the follow-up to their 2009 debut ‘Sigh No More’ would be more “mature” and coined their new sound as “doom folk”.

Bassist Ted Dwane said:

The second record is just a reflection of our mindsets, where we’re all at. It’s doom folk, kind of like Black Sabbath meets Nick Drake.


He also claimed that he had been surprised by the band’s commercial success, adding: “It’s been really affirming because we started out with very humble aspirations. We never thought we’d be commercially viable and we were proved wrong.”

Mumford and Sons are thought to be aiming to release their second album in 2012, but both the LP’s title and release date are yet to be confirmed.

Last month the band debuted a new song, which is thought to be titled ‘Ghosts That We Knew’, on an American radio station. To listen to the track, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click.

You can also watch a video interview with Mumford and Sons by clicking below.