As band celebrate UK Number One double
Scissor Sisters have spoken out about a US conspiracy stopping the group getting heard.
It comes hot on the heels on the band scoring a Number One double in the UK on Sunday (September 25). The group’s second album ‘Ta-Dah’ topped the UK album chart and single ’I Don’t Feel Like Dancin” stayed at Number One for the third week.
However singer Jake Shears spoke out about the band’s failure to crack the States.
He said: “American music fans are just as musically open-minded as their British counterparts. But the powers that be in the US may not be as open-minded. Which, to a degree, will hold us back in the US.
“Tons of Americans would love our music, but they don’t know we exist. People have lots of preconceived notions about us,”Shears told Billboard. He added, “But they get over them by hearing us or seeing us live.”
Shears said potential fans just needed to listen ‘I Don’t Feel Like Dancin” once and they would be hooked.
He stated: “People just need to be exposed to this song – and our music in general (and) they’ll get it. People may look at us and think, ‘What a bunch of weirdos.’ But give them time and they’ll see that we’re pretty special.”