Recorded in the year following the album’s U.K release on October 2, 2009, the EP’s five tracks include, ‘Little Lion Man’ (live at Triple J), ‘Thistle & Weeds’ (live at VRT/Studio Brussels), ‘Sigh No More’ (BBC live session), ‘White Blank Page’ (WFUV live at MSR Studios) and ‘Timshel’ (BNN/3FM That’s Live).
Sigh No More has gone on to become one of the decade’s most enduring releases, with over 8 million in sales globally, including a 4x Platinum certification the U.S. The album was also awarded “Album of the Year” at the Brit Awards and was nominated for the prestigious Mercury Prize.
Mumford & Sons are Ben Lovett, Marcus Mumford, Ted Dwane and Winston Marshall. In the 10 years since their meteoric debut, the Grammy and BRIT Award-winning band has released four, full-length albums, including their most recent – 2018’s acclaimed Delta.
Produced by Paul Epworth, the record debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200, Americana/Folk Albums, Alternative Rock Albums and Rock Albums charts – the band’s third consecutive #1 debut, the largest sales week for an alternative rock album in 2018 and the sixth-largest debut among all titles last year.
In celebration of the album, the band will continue their “thrilling” (The Washington Post) worldwide Delta Tour this fall, including a headline performance at this weekend’s Austin City Limits Music Festival as well as upcoming shows at Houston’s Toyota Center, Dallas’ American Airlines Center and Oklahoma City’s Chesapeake Energy Arena.
Continually prioritizing community-minded events, the band launched their own travelling festival, the Gentlemen of the Road Stopovers, in 2012. With a commitment to giving back to the causes the band are close to, GOTR and its fund support global charities, local programs and urgent needs with an overall emphasis on environmental sustainability. In the years since it’s inception, the band has taken GOTR around the globe with weekend Stopovers in England, Ireland, the U.S. and Australia.
Critical acclaim for Delta:“…a fine distillation of what makes these guys so engaging…people will relate to the universal doubts and fears that are often stirringly evoked by the music and lyrics on Delta” – American Songwriter
“Mumford & Sons roar back with Delta… Redefines what they do and who they are” – Associated Press
“…the band is smack in the middle of its most fertile creative period to date”
“…remain capable of recording radio-ready earworms that challenge expectations…while still retaining the major qualities that made them superstars in the first place” – Consequence of Sound
“…their most drastic expansion in creative scope yet, both sonically and lyrically.” – Esquire
“…finds the band branching out sonically, though it is still decidedly Mumford & Sons in the expert and engaging songwriting” – Forbes
“A muted, meaningful meditation on change and its results” – Newsday
“…an uplifting anthem that is guaranteed to get fists pumping in the arenas that Mumford & Sons will be headlining.” – New York Post
“Any album this epic in scope is, at very least, worthy of their reputation.”
“Wildly experimental” – Rolling Stone
“When the band do let their guard down, the effects are immediate…they create something honestly affecting” – SPIN
“Dark and thrilling, this is their best album yet” – The Telegraph *****
“Delta is the best album this band have made so far” – The Times
“For a group that refuses to be defined by their past, Delta presents a lush and vibrant vision of the band’s future” – UPROXX
“…a new sonic direction for the band in its incorporation of electronic touches and spacey atmospherics” – Vulture