Mumford & Sons are ‘Shovelling the Same Old S***,’ say Frightened Rabbit

Band say they "f***ing hate" the folk-rockers.

Paul Tamburroby Paul Tamburro

Frightened Rabbit have expressed their contempt for fellow Scottish folk rockers Mumford & Sons, saying that they "f***ing hate" their platinum-selling contemporaries.

In an interview with Spin, frontman Scott Hutchinson spoke of his disdain at being compared to Mumford & Sons and The Lumineers, saying: "Melodically, there are things we have in common with those bands, but I'm not sure we have embraced the entire aesthetic of Mumford and Sons.

"The things we share are a life-affirming aspect in spite of darker lyrical content, and the music comes alive at shows and stuff, but I hope that [our] new record pulls us away from that world. It's a slightly frustrating comparison because I don't hate those bands but I don't aspire to be like them in any way."

However, Hutchinson later shared a stronger opinion of the band when discussing his opinion of their second album, Babel, saying: "I was trying to be very diplomatic but I f***ing hate that band and don't want to be associated with them. I thought the first record did something that I appreciated, but with the second they were just shoveling the same s***. And that's one of the reasons we're trying to separate ourselves, because it's a huge insult to someone who's invested in the band to give them more of the same."

Frightened Rabbit have recently been enjoying success in America, with their fourth LP Pedestrian Verse set to release in February. Meanwhile, Mumford & Sons will be taking to the stage at the Grammy Awards on February 11th.

Watch the video for Frightened Rabbit's latest single 'The Woodpile' below.