Marcus Mumford of the ghastly folk pastiche outfit Mumford & Sons has inexplicably been instilled as the eleventh coolest person in pop according to the NME Cool List, but there’s (thankfully) someone out there who violently disagrees with that assertion. The irascible Mark E Smith of The Fall recently came across Mumford and his band, and he didn’t like what he heard.
"We were playing a festival in Dublin the other week," Smith said in an interview with the Australian magazine Brag. "There was this other group warming up in the next sort of chalet, and they were terrible. I said 'shut them cunts up' and they were still warming up, so I threw a bottle at them.”
“The band said, 'That's the Sons Of Mumford or something, they're Number Five in charts!'” he continued. “I just thought they were a load of retarded Irish folk singers." Smith had been complaining about having to meet new bands he described as “ass lickers” during the interview, which apparently prompted the outburst. But there’s some familiar news to accompany The Fall singer’s latest spat—he claims the band “left Domino records last week.” Another year, another label for the Fall.
[via The Quietus]