Mumford & Sons are really not keen on their band name, and admit they probably could have put a lot more effort into coming up with something better.
The folk rockers’ frontman and namesake Marcus Mumford has actually described it as “rubbish”.
In a chat with Radio X, he said: “I regret our band name. It’s rubbish. It’s a rubbish name.”
He revealed that their moniker was actually thought up in a pub one night, and even then it was kind of an afterthought.
Marcus said: “You never really think about it when you’re in the pub, you’ve done your first rehearsal, you’ve written your first song and someone’s like: ‘you need a band name now’.”
“And we’re all, you know, young guns and didn’t really think about it very much.
“And then of course your band name eventually starts preceding you.”
Mumford & Sons may not like their name, but they’ve had a pretty successful career since bursting onto the scene with their debut album Sigh No More in 2009.
Two of their three studio albums have topped the charts, they’ve headlined at Glastonbury festival and they’ve won plenty of top music awards, including two Brits.