I just mean money goes a long way in any industry. They were front page of the NME not long ago and also they were announced on the NME Awards tour before they'd even been nominated for Sound of 2011 or anything like that. I don't think they've had it hard whatsoever really. They're currently in the US doing a handful of small gigs there, one of which was attended by Blondie. Playing tiny venues can't be that hard either when you know for a fact that you'll never play a venue that small ever again. It's just all a bit too commercial for me. Don't get me wrong though, I love the relatively small amount of stuff they've put out.
Yeah, they clearly haven't had it hard because they've been getting a lot of love and they admit they've gone from doing gigs with a bunch of curious people to having crowds getting into it much more in a very short space of time. I don't think it's fair to assume all of that love or attention is down to them having some money from their families behind them.
If people are liking their songs and they are selling out shows, good on them. I don't think it's necessary for every band to have to struggle for years until they catch a break. Some get lucky, and fair play. (This goes without mentioning the fact a few of them were in bands previously that weren't paid much attention at all). What difference does it make if they were playing a show where Debbie Harry (not Blondie) attended by the way? You made that sound like a negative point or like they'd paid her to be there. People are clearly enjoying the music for what it is.
That's cool though, I'm glad you like it, I can't wait to see them this Saturday and for the album to drop.
Interesting points and whatnot though.