Mumford & Sons Slam Their Critics
In an interview with The Sun (via NME), Mumford & Sons spoke about their second album Babel and said that anyone who is cynical about it “can fuck off”. The album is the follow-up to their successful debut Sigh No More.
When asked if he was worried by criticism, multi-instrumentalist Ben Lovett said: “The cynics can just all fuck off. We think this new record will attract a different audience, which is really exciting. And broaden people’s view of us.“
Marcus Mumford added: “We wanted our second album to be an advert for our live shows. That’s why it’s more of a mixture than the first record. I’ll tour until I’m dead as that’s where we are most at home. And I hope that’s come across on ‘Babel’.“
String bassist and guitarist Ted Dwayne said of the recording process: “I’d be lying if I said we didn’t find it hard. That’s why it’s a relief to know it’s finished, ready to go and we can concentrate on playing live again.“
The album was produced by Markus Dravs (Arcade Fire, Coldplay), who worked with the band on their first album. They will headline the iTunes Festival at London’s Roundhouse on September 24.