Mumford and Sons have just released their much awaited second album Babel and said anyone who is cynical about the album 'can fuck off' believing it will actually broaden peoples view on them.

When band member Ben Lovett was questioned if he was worried about what critics might say he replied 'The cynics can just all fuck off. We think this new record will attract a different audience, which is really exciting. And broaden people's view of us.'

The second album which follows the bands Sign No More, which has been a huge success, has a greater variety of songs on it. Lead singer Marcus Mumford spoke about the album stating that he belived the album to be a 'a mixture' and gave people an insight into their live shows.'We wanted our second album to be an advert for our live shows. That's why it's more of a mixture than the first record. I’ll tour until I’m dead as that’s where we are most at home. And I hope that's come across on 'Babel'. The album features some songs that the band have already performed live at gigs during the year such as 'Lovers Eyes' 'Lovers of the Light'and 'Broken Crown' all which have received a great reception.

Babel which was produced by Markus Dravs comes three years after their debut album and the band have admitted it was much harder this time to finish the album. 'I'd be lying if I said we didn't find it hard. That's why it’s a relief to know it’s finished, ready to go and we can concentrate on playing live again' said bassist and guitarist Ted Dwayne.

Babel is availble for download from today 21st September.