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I feel like I’ve bro­ken Amer­ica in spirit. I came up through the in­ter­net, so I’ve got lots of fol­low­ings around the world – if I go to Amer­ica, I sell out shows. I think it’s gen­er­ally harder to break new artists in huge ca­pac­i­ties, the way Adele did, be­cause there’s so much mu­sic out there. The Bri­tish mu­sic in­dus­try needs to up­date. They’re not par­tic­u­larly in­no­va­tive in break­ing new artists – it’s still very much Ra­dio 1, the Guardian, Jools Hol­land. I love the Guardian, ob­vi­ously!

We did a sell­out tour in the US, but we never made money. With 1,500 peo­ple each night, we could have gone back, but it was fly­ing ev­ery other day and the work­ing visas are $10,000 [£7,800]. And that’s just me and one per­son with a lap­top, so God knows how peo­ple do it in bands. I sup­pose they just do it for the im­age: it makes

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‘Surely cer­tain pow­ers will be happy to see the rise of K-pop. It’s cul­tural war­fare’

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