The Killers, Keane and Mumford & Sons side project announce free download

Plus band announce new London date

Members of The Killers, Mumford & Sons, Keane and Noah And The Whale‘s new side project Mt Desolation have made a new track available as a free download.

The band, which features The Killers‘ drummer Ronnie Vannucci, Noah And The Whale fiddle player Tom Hobden, banjo player Winston Marshall of Mumford & Sons and Keane‘s keyboard player/songwriter Tim Rice-Oxley, plus live bassist Jesse Quin, are inviting fans to download ‘State Of Affairs’, which is set to feature on their forthcoming album.

See the band’s official blog at for more details.

Their album of country songs was produced by Emery Dobyns in London, and will be released later in 2010.

The collective have also announced plans for another one-off gig at the Lexington in London on July 7.

To check the availability of Mt Desolation tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.