Liam Gallagher: 'Mumford & Sons Look Like They've Got F--king Nits'

Liam Gallagher has taken a pot shot at Mumford And Sons by saying they look like "they've got f--king nits".

Liam Gallagher: 'Mumford & Sons Look Like They've Got F--king Nits'
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Liam Gallagher has taken a pot shot at Mumford And Sons by saying they look like "they've got f--king nits". The Beady Eye frontman was talking to Q magazine when he took aim at the multi-award winning folk-rock band. It's clear Gallagher isn't a fan of the band, as he ripped into them with his iconic wit. He said: Everyone looks like they've got fucking nits and eat lentil soup with their sleeves rolled up. They all look like they live on the heath. Maybe that's where they record. "Everyone's f--king Don McLean - far too many acoustic guitars, no style," he continued. "They look like they shop at Oxfam. I wouldn't put any posters up of any band if I was a 16-year-old lad. There's none of that sitting down on f--king stools for me, sweetheart." Liam Gallagher recently revealed that Beady Eye are "definitely experimenting" on their new album. Last month, the band announced that they have returned to the studio with a surprising choice of producer - Dave Sitek. Sitek is best known as a member of TV On The Radio, but his production work includes albums by Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Foals. Discussing the band's new album, Gallagher said: "I hate the word 'experimenting', but we are definitely experimenting. In five words, it's 'majestic', 'imperial', 'out there' and, er, what was the other one? Oh yeah, 'heavy'." Beady Eye released their debut LP, "Different Gear, Still Speeding", in February 2011. The album peaked at Number Three on the UK albums chart and spawned the Top 40 hit "The Roller". Thanks for the report to NME.com.

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    thes50
    With that hairstyle you don't have the right to insult ANYONE.
    iommi600
    With that Beady Eye you don't have the right to insult ANYONE. Fixed that for ya.
    jordo246
    It's funny because the only way Liam gets any attention these days is because he's insulting some band or people he knows absolutely nothing about, what ever Mumford and Sons look like at least they're getting attention for the music which is something I don't see happening with him lately or for the past 10 years really. And what does he mean by far too many acoustic guitars, when was their a limit on what you do with your own music? Sorry Liam but your time has come and gone now kindly stfu.
    a7xrocker201
    I do not agree with him attacking the band... But honestly Mumford and Sons has a certain monotonous feel to them. Their songs sound pretty similar over all and they play the same chord progression throughout usually. It's fine though because I like their style and they have the right band to pull it off. Not everyone has to add so much complexity into songs, sometimes the simpler songs are just as good. And the generic folk feeling is made up for by the vocals, I really enjoy their lyrics and harmonizing of voices. My opinion so up or down as you like
    xplosive59
    Stuff learned from this article... 1. Liam Gallagher does not know what a gimmick is. 2. I always thought Oasis' gimmick was that they were ironically looking like mods, turns out they do it to look "cool" seeing as they don't understand a gimmick. 3. His criticism of Mumford and Sons is essentially "Look at their dang ass clothes, they look silly!"
    Madferit420
    You haven't truly made it till you've been slagged off by a Gallagher lol. but i dont like their whole thing either. look and sound like they just walked outta occupy boston. theyre musicians sure, but the fact that they're the biggest "rock" act right now. idk a little sad
    rmack4341
    Are Mumford and Sons considered rock? God I hope not. So boring. Where I am from, there are a lot of pubs that have very traditional Irish-sounding 'acts' play that the locals seem to enjoy. This trend seems to have spread in this area over the years. But it's very hokey and shitty. Not sure what the draw is, maybe people feel like they are in Ireland or some shit? Anyway, Mumford and Sons reminds me of a shitty bar band trying to sound Irish. Eh, that may not make any sense but, whatever.
    dewitt
    They play Mumford & Sons on the hard rock station in Nashville (102.9 The Buzz). They don't fit the format at all.
    jamie_hough
    I wonder if UG could make a new years resolution to stop posting these sorts of articles? Theres been a couple weeks break on updates and the first day back theres already been 2 stories on these guys... Standing by for the obligatory metallica/megadeth tit-bit anytime soon...
    lefty311
    Why does this site CONSTANTLY post boring articles about the Gallagher Bros? NO ONE GIVES A SHIT! STOP TRYING TO FILL UP CONTENT ON YOUR SITE WITH SHIT "NEWS"!
    5thCircuitRider
    Mumford should be judged by the fact that they sound like a bad joke, not the fact that they look like a bad joke.