We here at Mumford HQ aren’t generally ones for the ‘rules’. We’re not what you’d call ‘sticklers’ for them. Sure, we loosely adhere to a few choice cuts from the rump of a casual covenant – No Dunking, No Bombing, No Heavy Petting, that sort of thing – but otherwise, free choice reigns and Xerox George roams free. No dramaz. Ironically, for this harmonious social dynamic to function, it requires a Head of State, a great leader – admittedly a leader of one boy and and one errant rat (Knuckles: still on the lamb) but an elected Head of State nonetheless – a seat of officialdom currently occupied by yours truly.
In a cupboard of three, voting was tight. Knuckles took it in a landslide so I seized control by force.
Not so Winston ‘Churchill’ Marshall, Benjamin ‘Harrison’ Lovett, Ted ‘Roosevelt’ Dwane and Marcus ‘Exception-to-the-rule’ Mumford who today find themselves elected today to far loftier heights, and by far fairer means…
Fathers and mothers, sons and daughters, nephews, nieces and cousins, please be upstanding for the winners of Triple J’s Hottest 100 2009; MUMFORD & SONS!!
This level of epic-ness requires something extra special, so formatting be damned, I’m cutting loose…
Little Lion Man: Hottest Track of 2009!!
"Oh isiiit?" It is! Official! Record number of votes ever too, innit!? BOOM! You can check out the entire countdown and look at loads of snaps of Australians celebrating Australia Day HERE (nice cakes btw).
This really is all kinds of wonderful news; the Triple J end-of-year poll is widely accepted as the largest music poll in the world so for The Sons to walk away as this years victors is a truly remarkable achievement and owes as much to your support (and votes, obvs) as the music itself, so a massive THANK YOU to every one of you!