A source close to the band commented of the sessions: “It’s very early days yet, but the sessions have been going well”. The band released their last album ‘Babel’ in 2012 and were thought to currently be on hiatus. It is not known if the new sessions are for a third album.
Meanwhile, the band’s frontman, Marcus Mumford, has joined forces with Elvis Costello and Jim James of My Morning Jacket for a forthcoming ‘lost’ Bob Dylan lyrics LP, ‘Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes’.
The album is set for release in November and also features Rhiannon Giddens of Carolina Chocolate Drops and Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes, and is produced by T Bone Burnett.
The record will be accompanied by a documentary called Lost Songs: The Basement Tapes Continued, directed by Sam Jones. The lyrics come from Dylan’s 1967 ‘Basement Tapes’ sessions.