Finalists for the Billboard Music Awards 2011
MUMFORD & SONS IS A FINALIST IN 6 CATEGORIES
Top Rock Artist, Top Alternative Artist, Top Rock Song, Top Alternative Song (2x), Top Rock Album, Top Alternative Album

For a band nominated in four categories (including the major Record of the Year and Song of the Year categories, for "The Cave"), Mumford & Sons were surprisingly pleased to play the spectator role at last night's (Feb. 12) Grammy Awards.

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Instead of discussing their noms, the British folk-rockers told Billboard on the red carpet that unlike last year, they "get to hang out" and "not stress" at this year's ceremonies. Frontman Marcus Mumford called last year's Grammy experience "dream-like," and rightfully so: The band, who were nominated for Best New Artist in 2011, performed alongside the legendary Bob Dylan.

The Grammy trip also served as a break from recording their second album, which Marcus Mumford said will be released "hopefully this year." They've yet to win a Grammy, of which they've been nominated six times over the last two years, but hey, their new album and the 2013 Grammys could be the moment. Watch our red carpet interview with Mumford & Sons below.

Reporting by Keith Caulfield ( @keith_caulfield) in Los Angeles.