RS: Why do you think Europe has embraced you so strongly?
Baby Daddy: They just got it. I have spent a lot of time there and we realized that there's an appreciation for music over there that is not dependent on genre. You don't see these people that are saying "I'm a nu-metal fan." They're not, they're a fan of Lincoln Park and Girls Aloud at the same time. If they like it they like it, it's just that simple over there. They go a festival like Glastonbury and buy tickets for it before even knowing who's on the bill. They don't announce the bill for a lot of these festivals, including Glastonbury, until you've had your tickets for a month and people just have faith that they're going to go and see music that they love and that are going to love. They have faith that it's going to be something new and exciting, and there's just not that sentiment in the US. I hate to generalize but I think that Americans go for what they know, they want what they know.
RS: Well it's funny you should mention that, because here in the US the label is trying to break you through alternative and modern rock rather than through dance and pop. What's your opinion of this?
Baby Daddy: What's my opinion of the fact that life housewives were listening to our music before like the alternative kids?
RS: The different genres - the American approach to music.
Baby Daddy: I mean it's strange, it's not even alternative radio, adult contemporary is the one picking us up right now. We don't care really how it happens, it's just great that people are listening to our music. In the UK, it started off as cool kids and then maybe a more gay crowd, and then we moved onto forty year-old women taking their eight year old kids to our shows. That, to me, is amazing. When you see an eight year-old kid singing Tits On The Radio in front of you, there's nothing like it.
RS: The Scissor Sisters are being put sort of in a group with rock artists like Franz Ferdinand, The Killers, and Postal Service as purveyors of Dance Rock. What do you think that?
Baby Daddy: Are we being lumped with those bands? I hope so, because I love those bands. I love Franz Ferdinand.
RS: That's cool. So what's in your CD player right now? Or iPod or whatever you use to play music?
Baby Daddy: What is in my iPod? I don't know, it's a lot of classic stuff that isn't on the radio right now. Franz Ferdinand has been in my iPod for months and I love them, we talk about them all the time. I love the Zooton which is probably part of that whole vibe. I listen to ELO as well as classic pop music.
RS: From the dance angle, there's such a ghettofication of dance music here in the US, whereas in Europe it's so much embraced all across the board. What advice would you bring to the US to stop doing that?
Baby Daddy: Stop putting labels on things. Everything is categorized in the US and not only do you have stuff that's dance music, it's DJ music but you have every sub-genre of that. I know people talk about it in the UK, but the fact is when a song's good a song is good. A sing-along hit will not be played on an a pop radio station if it has a dance beat on it, and you're like what are you talking about, this is a pop song, it just happens to have a dance beat. People need to accept that pop is pop, a sing-along song is a sing-along song and a hook is a hook. It's something that gets caught in your head and is as good as any other.