‘Posh’ Mumford & Sons enjoying ‘classless’ US society


Mumford & Sons have said they feel more comfortable in the ‘classless’ society of the States after being branded a ‘posh band’ in the UK.

“Class is a big issue here,” Winston Marshall has told Q. “And some people get picked on more than others. I think we probably do. I mean, it doesn’t help that we wear waistcoats and tweed the whole time. But there is a reverse snobbishness in England towards that sort of stuff. And I think that’s one of the reasons we really enjoy America, ’cos we’re classless.”

Jake Bugg is amongst those to have had a little pop at the group, once branding them ‘posh farmers with banjos’, while Liam Gallagher has previously told Q they ‘look like they’ve got fucking nits and eat lentil soup with their sleeves rolled up’.

The Fall‘s Mark E. Smith probably takes the crown though – describing a time when he shared a bill with the band at a festival in Dublin during an interview with The Independent, he said: “They started clopping about singing, sounded like they were dancing on the tables – so I told them to shut the fuck up.”

“I think it’s unfair to hammer anyone for anything,” Ben Lovett added. “People should celebrate or ignore, that would be nice. On top of that, I just don’t consider myself a posh person.”

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