Mumford & Sons to play tiny London gig tonight

Band's new song 'Believe' will also receive its first play on BBC Radio 1

Mumford and Sons have announced details of a tiny headline show to take place in London tonight (March 9).

The band will play Oslo, in Hackney, with details of the gig announced to fans on their mailing list overnight. The 375-capacity venue will mark the band’s live return ahead of new album ‘Wilder Mind’, details of which were announced last week.

The first song from that album, titled ‘Believe’, will be played by Radio 1 DJ Annie Mac on her new evening show tonight at 8pm.

As reported, Mumford & Sons release third album ‘Wilder Mind’ on May 4 and have confirmed that the record does not feature the banjo, an instrument they have become synonymous with since achieving huge success with their first two albums, 2009’s ‘Sigh No More’ and 2012’s ‘Babel’.

‘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.

Ben Lovett previously of the group recently told NME that the band’s change in sound on their third album is a “natural departure”.

Mumford & Sons have also announced the first details and line-ups for their 2015 Gentlemen of the Road Stopovers, including a Stopover in Aviemore, Scotland – the only one in the UK this year. Joining the band in Scotland will be Ben Howard, Primal Scream, The Maccabees and Honeyblood among others.