Mumford & Sons are on a break.
It might be permanent, but then again it probably won't be. Finally rewarding themselves with some downtime after their explosive global success, the folk troupe are indulging in a few other projects.
Marcus Mumford hosted a special Communion show on XFM at the weekend (February 16th) and revealed that he was relieved to be able to take a break.
"Its been quite nice just to have a few months to chill out," he explained. "Everyone keeps asking if we've broken up as a band, which I love, so I keep saying 'yes', and then we can have a big comeback tour next year!"
Meanwhile, the band's banjo player Winston Marshall formed a one-night-only supergroup named Salvidor Dali Parton - featuring members of The Vaccines, JEFF the Brotherhood, Apache Relay and Old Crow Medicine Show.
Not that Marcus Mumford was impressed... "Winston went to Nashville and set up a band, played six gigs, recorded a live show and then they broke up, citing artistic differences at the end of the night, after playing six gigs in one night," the singer said.
"Apparently they were rubbish, apparently they were genuinely rubbish. But they're really proud of it, because they love that kind of thing."