Scottish band believe Babel let fans down
michael baggs
14:13 25th January 2013

Frightened Rabbit have accused Mumford & Sons of 'shovelling the same old s***' on latest album, Babel.

In an interview with Spin, Frightened Rabbit frontman, Scott Hutchinson took offence to a direct comparison between his band and Mumford & Sons.

Hutchinson politely explained: "Melodically, there are things we have in common with those bands, but I'm not sure we have embraced the entire aesthetic of Mumford & Sons."

"It's a slightly frustrating comparison because I don't hate those bands but I don't aspire to be like them in any way."

As the chat went on, Hutchinson's nose was put further out of joint as the interviewer explained that they preferred Frightened Rabbit to Mumford & Sons.

Desperate to steer clear of any comparisons, Hutchinson continued: "I was trying to be very diplomatic but I f*****g hate that band and don't want to be associated with them. I thought the first record did something that I appreciated, but with the second they were just shovelling the same shit."

Mumford & Sons performing live at the O2 Arena in December 2012

"And that's one of the reasons we're trying to separate ourselves, because it's a huge insult to someone who's invested in the band to give them more of the same."

Mumford & Sons will be performing at the 2013 Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, alongside The Black Keys and Rihanna.

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