MTV Review: Mumford And Sons Leave Us In Awe At Apple Music Festival
Also, JACK GARRATT 4 LYF.
Mumford and Sons played the penultimate night at Apple Music Festival yesterday (September 27), and we're still in shock at just how ridiculously good they were.
We're not sure if it was the super intimate setting of London's Roundhouse, or the fact that they're just one of those bands who are on a whole other level when performing live, but it was a seriously epic performance.
The support act:
The band's BFF Jack Garratt was there to get the crowd in the mood for the night, and it's safe to say he did that AND MORE.
We'll admit we weren't particularly familiar with many of his songs, but in the past 24 hours we've now converted to his no.1 fan. No, really.
It's quite something to see Jack live, as you realise he really is a one man band making all that noise on his own. 'Weathered' and his Disclosure cover 'Latch' were two of our faves.
You may have heard that Mumford And Sons have ditched the banjos and country vibe, right?
Well the rumours are true, and they've replaced them with a huge sound and live show. Right from the offset the band let rip and delved into tracks from their new album, including 'Snake Eyes', 'Believe' and 'Wilder Mind'.
They didn't forget the crowds' old faves, though, with The Cave and Little Lion Man putting a huge smile on our face (as well as a chance for them to bring out the banjos again.)
But it was the moments which would only happen at a live gig that were the highlights, such as Jack Garratt joining the band on stage for a rendition of Sweet Dreams. IT WAS EVERYTHING.
Towards the end of the set Mumford and Sons went completely unplugged, stood at the front of the stage together and performed Cold Arms. You could literally hear a pin drop and it made us feel all tingly.
Special shout out:
To the guy who accidentally dropped something just as they were beginning said acapella moment. Awks!
ACTUAL IDRIS ELBA. Brooklyn Beckham was also there, according to his Instagram.
I Will Wait
Lover of the Light
Thistle & Weeds
Tompkins Square Park
Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)
(Eurythmics cover) (with Jack Garratt)
(Acoustic, performed without microphones)
Dust Bowl Dance
Little Lion Man