Marcus Mumford becomes 'Marcy Marcus' in comedy sketch
Mumford and Sons feature in a mockumentary about their previous life as a ’90s boyband with US chat show host Jimmy Kimmel.
The five-minute clip looks at the story of Mumtown, a band Mumford & Sons were supposedly a part of before becoming one of the biggest bands in the world with their folk sound. Marcus ‘Marcy Marcus’ Mumford appears in the band alongside Kimmel, aka ‘Mum’.
Mumtown’s hits included ‘Package 4-U’ and ‘OMGUHOT’. Speaking in the present day, Mumford and his bandmates are not so keen to look back at their former guise. “I’ve put it behind me, I don’t really want to revisit it,” he says.
Watch the clip below and see how tensions in band led to their split.
Meanwhile, Mumford and Sons were recently joined by Mark Hoppus of Blink-182 and The Vaccines for a live cover of the Eurythmics ‘Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)’ in California earlier this week (August 18).
The band were performing at The Forum in Inglewood when they covered the song, which has become a staple of their live set since it was first debuted at a Maida Vale session in July. Support acts The Vaccines and Jack Garratt were onstage to play the song, as too was bass player Hoppus.
See fan shot footage from the gig below:
The band have one date left on their US tour, a Gentlemen Of The Road Stopover gig in Colorado on August 22. After that, the band will headline Reading & Leeds Festival between August 28-29.
The British band released ‘Wilder Mind’ in May, topping both the UK and US Album Charts. Partly recorded with The National‘s Aaron Dessner, the LP saw a departure from the band’s signature sound, with banjos replaced by electric guitar.