Mumford & Sons perform ‘The Wolf’ and ‘Believe’ on ‘Saturday Night Live’ – watch

Both tracks to appear on band's forthcoming album 'Wilder Mind'

Mumford & Sons appeared on Saturday Night Live last night, performing recent singles ‘The Wolf’ and ‘Believe’.

Both tracks will feature on the group’s third album, ‘Wilder Mind’, which comes out on May 4. Click below to watch their performance of ‘Believe.

The song was unveiled earlier this week. A fast-paced rock track, it reflects Mumford & Sons’s decision not to play the banjo on any ‘Wilder Mind’ songs.

“Towards the end of the ‘Babel’ tour, we’d always play new songs during soundchecks, and none of them featured the banjo, or a kick-drum,” Marcus Mumford said in a recent statement. “And demoing with Aaron meant that, when we took a break, we knew it wasn’t going to involve acoustic instruments. We didn’t say: ‘No acoustic instruments.’ But I think all of us had this desire to shake it up.”

‘Wilder Mind’ was recorded at Air Studios, London and produced by James Ford (Arctic Monkeys, HAIM, Florence & The Machine). A number of the new songs were written at Aaron Dessner of The National’s garage studios in Brooklyn, New York.