They’re heading our way later this year for a swag of October live dates across the country, but details released by Universal Music today suggest that Australia’s Mumford & Sons fans are in for another treat in the coming months, with the impending release of the band’s sophomore album ‘Babel’.
The new 12 track release follows on from the band’s successful triple platinum 2010 debut ‘Sigh No More’ and the band is most excited to be unleashing it upon their global fanbase.
“We had started writing new songs well before we got into the studio to record. At first, we peeled ourselves off the road quite reluctantly. We love playing live, obviously, but it had also become an important part of our creative process, we had been writing and rehearsing in soundchecks, and sort of ‘road-testing’ new songs on our very gracious audiences. But then we fell in love with recording again. The album started to come together, and with the help of Markus Dravs once more (and engineer Robin Baynton), we started to relish the challenge of making this album. As a band, we’ve never been closer or more collaborative, all working to our strengths. And so we feel that this record is a natural progression that we’re proud of, and we cannot wait to take it out on the road,” the band said.
‘Babel’ will be released in Australia on Friday September 21.
October 12 : Perth (Belvoir Ampitheatre)
October 13 : Perth (Belvoir Ampitheatre)
October 15 : Adelaide (AEC Theatre)
October 17 : Brisbane (Riverstage)
October 18 : Sydney (Entertainment Centre)
October 23 : Hobart (Derwent Entertainment Centre)
October 25 : Melbourne (Rod Laver Arena)
October 26 : Canberra (Royal Theatre)
October 28 : Cairns (Kuranda Ampitheatre)
October 29 : Townsville (Convention Centre)
October 31 : Gold Coast (Convention Centre)