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BBC Sound of 2009: Mumford & Sons

Fifteen of the best rising music stars were announced as the longlist for the BBC's Sound of 2009.

MUMFORD & SONS

Mumford & Sons

Mumford & Sons have emerged from the London folk scene that produced Laura Marling and Noah and the Whale.

They play hearty country-tinged acoustic anthems featuring banjo, double bass and four-part harmonies.

Frontman Marcus Mumford is Marling's drummer and the quartet have supported the Mercury nominee widely on tour, winning wide praise for their live shows.



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