Mumford & Sons: Going On Indefinite Hiatus
Band taking break from music biz to get away from the pressure...
Mumford & Sons have revealed that they are taking a long break from the music business.
The folk pop act told Rolling Stone that the hiatus would be indefinite - and has begun already.
Keyboard player Ben Lovett said: "There won't be any Mumford & Sons activities for the foreseeable future following Friday's show."
And when quizzed on how long they might take off, he replied: "We have no idea. We just know we're going to take a considerable amount of time off and just go back to hanging out and having no commitments or pressure or anything like that.
"It feels like the last week of school right now, before school holiday when you're in high school. The atmosphere on the road is one of... I think everyone's excited about being free of schedules."
2013 has seen the band headline Glastonbury and win a Grammy in the US for their second LP Babel.
But they had have previously told Rolling Stone that they were thinking of taking time off, to escape the pressure of playing big shows.
Lovett had said: "These shows take a bit more out of us. We have a bigger responsibility to be in better form. We can't be dropping the set 20 minutes because Marcus [Mumford] has tired legs."
Bassist Ted Dwane was taken to hospital with a blood clot on the brain earlier this year, although he has since fully recovered.
He had previously told Rolling Stone: "We definitely want a little break. We're going to have a little rest."