Mumford & Sons Reveal Their Boy Band Origins on ‘Jimmy Kimmel’
On their 2015 album Wilder Mind, Mumford & Sons dropped the bluegrass banjo influence from their sound in favor of a more straightforward rock aesthetic, but it turns out this actually isn't the first time the band made a major genre change. On last night's episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live, Kimmel revealed that he and the members of Mumford & Songs used to be in a boy band called Mumtown, and shared a brief clip from a documentary on the short-lived group to prove it. Check out the hilarious clip below.
The reason the public seems to have forgotten about Mumtown until now, despite how big a craze they apparently were, might be because the group seems to not take much pride in the endeavor. In the video, Marcus Mumford justifies it by saying, "We were really young." The rest chime in with sentiments like "Wow, that was a long time ago," "Look, everyone has an awkward stage," and "I've put it behind me, you know? I really don't want to revisit it."
With song titles like "Girl, I'm Saying Girl, Girl," we're thinking it's best that the band moved on.