Marcus Mumford Thinks It’s ‘Funny’ That You Hate His Band
With their new album, Wilder Mind, dropping earlier this week, Mumford and Sons frontman Marcus Mumford has been making his rounds on the interview circuit. He recently shared that he regretted naming the band after himself, and now, during an interview with The Sun, he claims that he thinks it's "funny" when people blatantly tell him that they dislike his band (via NME).
Mumford presented a few stories regarding this sentiment, recalling, "There was one weird kid who came up to me in a guitar shop in New York. He was very strange and knocking stuff over. He stood in the doorway and shouted, 'Mumford and Sons f---ing suck'. Then he turned away and ran. Weird."
He continued with another instance: "I was at a gig when a guy came up to me and said, 'I just want you to know that I f---ing hate your music. It's repulsive. You seem like a nice guy but your music, it just disgusts me.'" Speaking on these types of encounters, Mumford went on, "I don't think people are brave enough to say it to our faces most of the time. When people do, I find it very funny."
Wilder Mind is available now via Glassnote Records. You can get more information on the disc -- along with details on Mumford and Sons' tour itinerary, including their Gentlemen of the Road Stopover Festivals -- at their official website.