The Fall frontman made the slur while recalling the time they annoyed him backstage at an Irish festival two years ago, and updated fans on his forthcoming album.
Posted on Nov 20, 2012 02:01 pm
Iconic punk legend Mark E. Smith of The Fall has labeled Mumford & Sons a "mongoloid Irish folk band."
Smith made the comment while recalling the time he took a disliking to the band when they crossed paths backstage at a festival in Dublin two years ago (via NME):
"I was talking to the promoter who's a mate of mine and said, 'look, don't take the p-ss. You've stuck us next to some mongoloid Irish folk band.' The promoter turns around and says, 'they're number one in your English charts.' I thought he was f-king joking. They started clopping about singing, sounded like they were dancing on the tables - so I told them to shut the f-ck up."
Meanwhile, Smith updated fans on the next Fall album which is due for release in January.
"We've been in The Kinks' studio for a fortnight," he said. "The improvement in the group is marvellous - they're just tighter and better. We're actually just finishing off the next record. I haven't got a title for it yet but we are thinking about a January release."
He adds that their fan base appears to be getting younger, which is probably thanks to modern bands like At The Drive-In citing The Fall as a major influence.
"I think a lot of it has to do with computers and getting music that way," he said. "I don't know though, it doesn't bother me at all who is there. I don't fking care who comes."