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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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