Marcus Mumford says it’s ‘funny’ when people are ‘brave enough’ to tell him they hate his band

The singer tells anecdotes of strangers sharing their views on the group

Mumford and Sons frontman Marcus Mumford has claimed that he finds it “funny” when people say that they loathe his band.

Speaking to The Sun recently, the singer told anecdotes of strangers actively coming up to him to express their dislike of the group.

“There was one weird kid who came up to me in a guitar shop in New York,” Mumford said. “He was very strange and knocking stuff over. He stood in the doorway and shouted, ‘Mumford and Sons fucking suck’. Then he turned away and ran. Weird.”

Mumford said of another incident, “Then another time. I was at a gig when a guy came up to me and said: ‘I just want you to know that I fucking hate your music. It’s repulsive’. So I said, ‘OK cool, thank you for your opinion’. He then added, ‘You seem like a nice guy but your music, it just disgusts me.'”

“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.”

Mumford & Sons are set to be Number One in the Official UK Album Chart this week with their new album ‘Wilder Mind’ leading the sales figures at the midweek stage. The band released their third album on Monday (May 4). The album sees the band ditch their country roots for a rockier sound, having worked with Arctic Monkeys producer James Ford and demoed songs with Aaron Desner of The National.

‘Wilder Mind’ is outselling the current Number One, Blur’s ‘The Magic Whip’, with Sia’s ‘1000 Forms Of Fear’ jumping ten places to Number Three so far this week. Sam Smith’s ‘In The Lonely Hour’ bounces back into the Top Five at four, and Ed Sheeran’s ‘X’ is at Five.