Gigs & Festivals

Mumford & Sons owned label to take over London venue

By | Published on Friday 9 July 2010

The label owned by Mumford & Sons’ Ben Lovett, Cherbourg’s Kevin Jones and producer Ian Grimble, Communion, has announced that it will take over Kentish Town’s Flowerpot venue for seven days next week for a one-off collaborative recording project and a spate of evening live shows.

Mt Desolation, Lissie, Angus & Julia Stone, Kill It Kid, Matthew & The Atlas and members of Mumford & Sons will spend the week working on new songs together, alongside a host of Communion signings, such as Marcus Foster, Kyla La Grange and The Staves, for an album which will be released by the label this autumn. In the evenings, the venue will be opened to the public for a series of special free gigs featuring the artists working on the record that day and the occasional surprise guest.

Communion’s Kevin Jones told CMU: “We wanted to do something a bit different and more challenging than just put on a bunch of cool gigs in a venue, and this definitely seems like a challenge. So many amazing artists are giving up their time to Communion and we’re looking forward to hearing what comes out of these recording sessions as well as seeing some fantastic bands in a tiny venue. It’s going to be chaotic, but definitely worth it!”

To mark the occasion, this week’s CMU Weekly Powers Of Ten playlist has been compiled by Mumford & Sons’ Ben Lovett, and we will be featuring some of the artists involved in the Same Six Questions sections of CMU Daily and CMU Weekly next week. To get all that delivered to your inbox, head over to and sign up.

Here are the line-ups for the shows:

12 Jul: Mt Desolation, Lissie, The Staves, James Moss
13 Jul: Angus and Julia Stone, Sarah Blasko
14 Jul: Kill It Kid, The Joker And The Thief
15 Jul: Marcus Foster, Kyla La Grange, Matthew And The Atlas
16 Jul: Lyrebirds, The Agitator
17 Jul: Members of Mumford & Sons
18 Jul: Beans On Toast, Handshake, Crowns, Hot Feet, Tom Mckean And The Emperors, Monument Valle