In news that will bring glee to the souls of perhaps many a reader, and disappointment to just about as many, Mumford and Sons have officially announced they are to go on hiatus. After finishing their recent tour supporting the last album, Babel, in Kansas on Friday, keyboardist Ben Lovett told Rolling Stones that the band needed a break and that they would do so as of that final gig.

When asked how long the hiatus might last, Lovett replied, "We have no idea. We just know we'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 that. It feels like the last week of school right now, before school holiday when you're in high school. The atmosphere on the road is one of... I think everyone's excited about being free of schedules."

He went on to reveal that the group didn't really have much planned but were ready to revel in the lack of commitments afforded by the hiatus, "I don't think we've had actually much time in the process to be with other people and living a life outside of the band. I think that's what's in place at the moment, to do very little - especially when it comes to Mumford & Sons."

We'll still probably hear their songs everywhere though.

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