Following a successful and extraordinarily busy year, Mumford and Sons have announced an indefinite hiatus. There is no word on how long, but keyboardist Ben Lovett tells Rolling Stone: "There won’t be any Mumford & Sons activities for the foreseeable future..."
When asked about the duration of the break, Lovett goes on to say:
"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."
No word yet from the rest of the band, but on the heels of Babel the band has been touring constantly. Ben says it's time to take a break:
"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."
Source: Rolling Stone