Looking for more folk or indie bands like the Lumineers? You've come to the right place. Thanks to classic hit songs like "Ophelia" and "Stubborn Love," The Lumineers are among 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 the Lumineers? Mumford and Sons, Of Monsters and Men, and The Avett Brothers are among the top groups that are often considered to be related artists to the famed Colorado musicians, while acts like Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Kodaline, and the Head and the Heart also notably sound similar to the group. Even rock bands like Imagine Dragons have had drawn comparisons to the Lumineers.
Undeniably, the band has had a massive influence on folk rock, inspiring practically every new artist in the genre. And, while there are a lot of awesome groups and artists that sound like the legends behind "Ho Hey," 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 the Lumineers, and be sure to add any that you feel we might have missed.
- 1Mumford & Sons are a British rock band from London, England, formed in 2007. The band consists... more
- 2The Head and The Heart is an indie folk band from Seattle, Washington. Formed in the summer of... more
- 3Of Monsters and Men is a five-member, English-language indie folk-pop band from Iceland,... more
- 4Blind Pilot is an American indie folk band based in Portland, Oregon. Their debut album, 3... more
- 5Lord Huron is an American indie folk band based in Los Angeles. The group's debut album,... more
- 6Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros is an American indie folk band formed in Los Angeles,... more
- 7Young the Giant is an American rock band that formed in Irvine, California, in 2004. The... more
- 8James Keogh, better known as Vance Joy, is an Australian singer-songwriter. Joy signed a... more
- 9Kodaline are an Irish rock band. Originally known as 21 Demands, in 2011 the band changed its... more
- 10The Avett Brothers is an American band from Concord, North Carolina. The band is made up of... more
- 11Dawes is an American folk-rock band from Los Angeles, California.
- 12Afie Jurvanen (born April 28, 1981), known by his stage name Bahamas, is a Canadian musician... more
- 13Grouplove is an American indie rock band that formed in 2009 by Hannah Hooper, Christian... more
- 14The Strumbellas is a Juno-award winning, six-piece Canadian band, whose music has been... more
- 15Gregory Alan Isakov is a singer-songwriter. Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, he immigrated... more
- 16Rayland Baxter is an American alternative country musician from Nashville, Tennessee. He is... more
- 17The Paper Kites are an indie folk band from Melbourne, Australia. The band was formed in 2009... more
The Paper Kites
- 19The Oh Hellos are an eclectic folk rock duo from San Marcos, Texas consisting of the siblings... more
- 20Rainbow Kitten Surprise is an alternative rock indie band, featuring lead vocalist Sam Melo,... more
Rainbow Kitten Surprise
- 21Seafret is a British music duo consisting of singer Jack Sedman and guitarist Harry Draper,... more
- 22Sons of the East are an Australian indie-folk trio formed in 2011 by Nic Johnston, Dan Wallage... more
- 23Birdtalker is a folk band from Nashville, TN, comprised of Zack and Dani Green, Andy Hubright,... more
- 24Wild Rivers is a folk pop band from Toronto, ON, comprised of members Khalid Yassein, Devan... more
- 25Mt. Joy is a five-piece indie rock band based in Los Angeles with roots in Philadelphia. They... more