Mumford and Sons take â€˜indefinite hiatusâ€™ from music
23 September 2013 news
Grammy-Award-winning band Mumford and Sons have revealed that they are planning to take an â€˜indefinite hiatusâ€™ from music, after their Babel US tour finished on September 21st. Speaking to Rolling Stone magazine, keyboard player Ben Lovett said: â€œWe just know weâ€™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 thatâ€¦ I donâ€™t think weâ€™ve had actually much time in the process to be with other people and living a life outside of the band.â€ Mumford and Sonsâ€™ second album, BABEL, was released in September 2012 and won the Grammy for â€˜Album of the Yearâ€™. The band closed this yearâ€™s Glastonbury Festival weeks after bassist Ted Dwane was taken to hospital to remove a blood clot on the brain. They have been on tour since the albumâ€™s release, and have spoken about the need to take some time out to relax. The band featured as Maverickâ€™s cover story in January/February 2013.