Published Oct 20, 2010Its no secret that The Falls Mark E. Smith has a bit of a mouth on him. Over the years the prolific post-punker has seethed over a ton of things, from famously calling Pavement a Fall rip-off act to the fact that hes never been able to find a solid backup band, despite the seemingly hundreds of musicians that have passed through his outfits ranks. It was no surprise then to hear that Smith had a hissy fit at Irelands Electric Picnic festival last month, where he hilariously directed his anger towards gentle folkies Mumford & Sons.
An interview with Australias Brag magazine [via Gigwise] reveals that Smith was so upset by the groups terrible vocal warm-ups near his dressing room that he had to give them a piece of his mind.
"I said, 'Shut them cunts up,' and they were still warming up, so I threw a bottle at them, Smith said. "The band said, 'That's the Sons of Mumford or something, they're No. 5 in charts!' I just thought they were a load of retarded Irish folk singers."
Lets just say if Smiths looking for some new collaborators, Mumford & Sons just failed the audition.