Mumford and sons is a folk rock band from England, and is said to be credited for "bringing banjo back". Their bluegrass-rock style of music grabbed attention ever since their start in 2007. They say the soundtrack for "O, Brother Where Art Thou" was a huge early influence on their sound. Now they're recognized as one of the biggest bands in the industry and are highly influential in the realm of music.
It's almost amazing that a band formed in 2007, would win numerous prestigious awards about 5 years later. Their 2012 album, Babel, won Album of the Year at the 2013 Grammys. The group is made up of four guys: Marcus Mumford, Winston Marshall, Ted Dwane, and Ben Lovett. Fun fact- Ben Lovett is actually featured on Ellie Goulding's"Lights" album as well.
Their first album, "Sigh No More" was released in the UK in 2009, and the band quickly became popular after that. It wasn't until “Babel”, though, did they reach international success. After those two albums, and numerous awards, the band decided to take a break and just relax for a little bit. This prompted many to make up break up rumors, but now it has been proven the band is NOT breaking up. They released the song Believe last month. It's the first single off their upcoming album, Wilder Mind, which is due out in May. Believe is a really great song and totally different than what we're used to as far as Mumford and Sons goes. It definitely has a more rock sound to it while still staying true to themselves. You can tell they took the time during their break to really think about the way they wanted to go musically.