Mumford & Sons are currently on tour in North America showing-off their new banjo-less album Wilder Mind, dropping a handful of covers along the way.
So far they have put their spin on The Offspring’s Walla Walla, The Beatles’ With A Little Help From My Friends, Neil Young’s Harvest and Eurythmics’ Sweet Dreams. The latter has been working its way into most sets but their rendition in California was particularly memorable as they were joined by Mark Hoppus of Blink 182.
Bereft of those sharp ’80s synths Eurythmics used, Mumford & Sons add some rock gusto to the cover taking cues from Hoppus’ punk-side. It’s interesting to watch the Mumford boys alongside Hoppus as the two share very different stage demeanours. While the band look relatively intense, Hoppus jumps around with the kind of A.D.D energy Blink have become so well known for.
Hoppus wasn’t the only non-Mumford artist on-stage. British newcomer Jack Garratt was also up there with UK rockers The Vaccines, making it a very full stage.
Mumford & Sons are bound for Australia in November with The Vaccines and Future Islands amongst others. Let’s hope that we get our own on-stage supergroup cover while they’re here.
Watch: Mumford & Sons w/ Mark Hoppus, Jack Garratt & The Vaccines – Sweet Dreams (Eurythmics Cover)