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Energetically framed with banjo breaks and close harmonies, ‘Sigh No More’ centrepiece ‘Roll Away Your Stone’ is Mumford & Sons in microcosm: acoustic guitars chug along, strings are plucked frenetically, Marcus Mumford sings of souls, going too far and broken dreams whilst the band, in strident harmonies, supports the sentiment with dynamic skill coming out their ears.
As debuts go, ‘Sigh No More’ is confessional storytelling of high and handsome quality. The likes of ‘White Blank Page’ and the title track itself sound like long-held folk melodies direct from English fields, heartily-emotioned crescendic swells and lovelorn, angsty lyrics to span centuries. Not that this is a self-indulgent slab of nostalgia; if Elbow, or Daniel Johnston, released ‘I Gave You All’, it’d be hailed as a stroke of genius. The fact is that it could also have been written by Henry VIII in ragey Brian Blessed mode is an added bonus.
‘Sigh No More’ is an album that delivers everything, in fact, that good indie music is about: melodies, self-searching lyrics, energy, misunderstanding and an often-scabrous quiver of tales torn direct from the soul. It’s just that it takes cues more from Cardiacs and John Renbourn rather than Kasabian or Pixies. Classy stuff.