Either The Fall’s Mark E. Smith has gotten really crotchety with middle age, or else you really, really don’t want to be in the hotel room next to Mumford and Sons. Probably a little bit of both.
Anyway, Smith’s hatred of Marcus Mumford and company started after he was given a hotel room next to the band at a festival in Dublin in 2010. Via Gigwise:
He told The List, “I was talking to the promoter who’s a mate of mine and said, ‘look, don’t take the p**s. You’ve stuck us next to some mongoloid Irish folk band.’ The promoter turns around and says, ‘they’re number one in your English charts.’
I thought he was f**king joking. They started clopping about singing, sounded like they were dancing on the tables – so I told them to shut the f**k up.”
Honestly, our instinct has us siding with Smith on this one. We imagine that Mumford and Sons would be really, really annoying neighbors.