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The Best Bands Like Mumford And Sons 

Coley Reed
April 7, 2020 115 votes 17 voters 25 items

List Rules Vote up the bands that people who like Mumford & Sons should check out ASAP.

Looking for more folk or indie bands like Mumford and Sons? You've come to the right place. Thanks to classic hit songs like "Little Lion Man" and "The Cave," Mumford and Sons is one of the best-known modern folk rock groups, but there are many other great bands who share a similar sound and are just (or almost) as good. 

So, what bands sound like Mumford and Sons? The Lumineers, Of Monsters and Men, and The Avett Brothers are among the top groups that are often considered to be related artists to the famed British quartet, while acts like Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Vance Joy, and the Head and the Heart also notably sound similar to the group.  

Undeniably, Mumford and Sons has had a massive influence on folk rock, inspiring practically every new band in the genre. And, while there are a lot of awesome groups and artists that sound like the legends behind "I Will Wait," it's up to you to decide which are the best of the best. Vote up the bands you'd be most likely to recommend to people who are fans of Mumford and Sons, and be sure to add any that you feel we might have missed.

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Edward Sharpe and the Ma... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Bands Like Mumford And Sons
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros is an American indie folk band formed in Los Angeles, California in 2007. Led by lead vocalist Alex Ebert, the group features a revolving lineup of up to 12 ...more

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Of Monsters and Men is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Bands Like Mumford And Sons
Of Monsters and Men is a five-member, English-language indie folk-pop band from Iceland, formed in 2010. The members are lead singer/guitarist Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir, ...more

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The Lumineers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Bands Like Mumford And Sons
The Lumineers are a folk rock band, based in Denver, Colorado. The two founding members and songwriters of the Lumineers are Wesley Schultz and Jeremiah Fraites. Josh Fraites, the brother of ...more

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Vance Joy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Bands Like Mumford And Sons
James Keogh, better known as Vance Joy, is an Australian singer-songwriter. Joy signed a five-album deal with Atlantic Records in 2013. He released his debut EP God Loves You When You're Dancing ...more
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Noah and the Whale is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Bands Like Mumford And Sons
Noah and the Whale were an English Indie rock band from Twickenham, London, formed in 2006. The band's last line up consisted of Charlie Fink, Tom Hobden, Matt "Urby Whale" Owens, Fred ...more

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The Head and the Heart ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Bands Like Mumford And Sons
The Head and The Heart is an indie folk band from Seattle, Washington. Formed in the summer of 2009 by Josiah Johnson and Jonathan Russell, the band also includes Charity Rose Thielen, Chris ...more

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The Avett Brothers is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Bands Like Mumford And Sons
The Avett Brothers is an American band from Concord, North Carolina. The band is made up of two brothers, Scott Avett and Seth Avett, as well as Bob Crawford and Joe Kwon. Mike Marsh, Tania ...more

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Ben Howard is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Bands Like Mumford And Sons
Benjamin John "Ben" Howard is an English singer-songwriter. He self-released his debut EP Games in the Dark followed by two more EPs, These Waters and Old Pine. He is currently signed ...more

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Radical Face is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Bands Like Mumford And Sons
Radical Face is a musical act consisting of Ben Cooper, a resident of Jacksonville, Florida, who also makes up one-half of Electric President and Iron Orchestra and one third of Mother's ...more
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The Tallest Man on Earth... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Bands Like Mumford And Sons
Kristian Matsson (born 30 April 1983) is a singer-songwriter from Dalarna, Sweden, who performs under the stage name of The Tallest Man on Earth. Matsson grew up in Leksand, and began his solo ...more

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Band of Horses is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Bands Like Mumford And Sons
Band of Horses is an American rock band formed in 2004 in Seattle by Ben Bridwell. The band has released five studio albums, the most successful of which is 2010's Grammy-nominated Infinite ...more

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Cold War Kids is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Bands Like Mumford And Sons
Cold War Kids is an American indie rock band from Long Beach, California. Band members are Nathan Willett, Dann Gallucci, Matt Maust, Joe Plummer and Matthew Schwartz. Jonnie Russell and Matt ...more

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Jerry Douglas is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Bands Like Mumford And Sons
Gerald Calvin "Jerry" Douglas (born May 28, 1956) is an American resonator guitar and lap steel guitar player and record producer.

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Paolo Nutini is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Bands Like Mumford And Sons
Paolo Giovanni Nutini (born 9 January 1987) is a Scottish singer, songwriter and musician from Paisley. Nutini's debut album, These Streets (2006), peaked at number three on the UK Albums Chart. ...more
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Ray LaMontagne is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Bands Like Mumford And Sons
Raymond Charles Jack "Ray" LaMontagne (; born June 18, 1973) is an American singer-songwriter and musician. LaMontagne has released seven studio albums, Trouble, Till the Sun Turns ...more
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Blind Pilot is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Bands Like Mumford And Sons
Blind Pilot is an American indie folk band based in Portland, Oregon. Their debut album, 3 Rounds and a Sound, reached number 13 on the Billboard Top Digital Albums chart.

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Benjamin Francis Leftwic... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Bands Like Mumford And Sons
Benjamin Francis Leftwich
Benjamin Francis Leftwich is an English singer-songwriter from York.
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Young the Giant is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Bands Like Mumford And Sons
Young the Giant is an American rock band that formed in Irvine, California, in 2004. The band's line-up is Sameer Gadhia, Jacob Tilley, Eric Cannata, Payam Doostzadeh, and Francois Comtois. ...more
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Passenger is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Bands Like Mumford And Sons
Michael David Rosenberg, better known by his stage name Passenger, is an English folk-rock singer-songwriter. Previously the main vocalist and songwriter of Passenger, Rosenberg opted to keep ...more
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James Vincent McMorrow ... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Bands Like Mumford And Sons
James Vincent McMorrow is an Irish singer and songwriter. His parents hail from Malahide, Co Dublin, Ireland. His debut album Early in the Morning was released in Ireland, February 2010, and in ...more
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Gregory Alan Isakov is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Bands Like Mumford And Sons
Gregory Alan Isakov is a singer-songwriter. Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, he immigrated to the United States as a child, and was raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In Philadelphia, he ...more
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George Ezra is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Bands Like Mumford And Sons
George Ezra
George Ezra Barnett (born 7 June 1993) is an English singer-songwriter, podcaster and musician. After releasing two EPs, Did You Hear the Rain? in October 2013 and Cassy O' in March 2014, Ezra ...more
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Rainbow Kitten Surprise ... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Bands Like Mumford And Sons
Rainbow Kitten Surprise
Rainbow Kitten Surprise is an alternative rock indie band, featuring lead vocalist Sam Melo, Darrick “Bozzy” Keller (guitar, backup vocals), Ethan Goodpaster (electric guitar), Jess Haney ...more
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Bear's Den is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Bands Like Mumford And Sons
Bear's Den are a British folk rock band from London, formed in 2012. The band consists of Andrew Davie (lead vocals, electric guitar, acoustic guitar) and Kevin Jones (vocals, drums, bass, ...more
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Seafret is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Bands Like Mumford And Sons
Seafret is a British music duo consisting of singer Jack Sedman and guitarist Harry Draper, from Bridlington, United Kingdom. Their debut studio album Tell Me It's Real peaked at No. 59 on the ...more