Young the Giant frontman Sameer Gadhia was interviewed by Metro in the wake of the band's extremely well-received performance at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, August 28. (Watch the clip here.)
"I don’t think the VMAs are going to be that thing that’s going to break us," he said. "I don't know if there’s ever going to be something like that for us. For us, it's more the organic growth, and that’s something we are happy about. We do not want to be the next buzz band, because inevitably you're set up to fail. We want to do it the old school way and earn our fan base, and maybe with the second or third album smack people upside the head who didn't know us, as we've been building in silence."
Gadhia did notice one immediate shift following the performance: "On Facebook we gained 10,000 new fans in the last 24 hours," he says. "Every single person that I've probably ever met in my whole life has contacted me in the last few days, saying, 'I saw you on the VMAs and it was so cool!'"
Read the whole piece here.
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