The AN HONEST MISTAKE rocker, who hails from New York City, decided to break the UK first before going on to conquer the United States and the rest of the world.
He says, "You (British) guys found us first. We put our stuff online before we had a label and (BBC Radio 1 DJ) Zane Lowe found us and started playing the music.
"So a lot of people heard of us here before in the States. People in the UK are a lot open-minded than in the States.
"Some people see us as a metaphor for what the rest of the world hates about America - an invading force."