For those not yet familiar with Irish brothers Hudson Taylor, they began by busking on the streets of Dublin as Harry and Alfie before catching the ears of Polydor Records last year.
In the middle of supporting Jake Buggs's UK tour, we called them up during their lunch break to get ourselves better acquainted.
Hello Hudson Taylor. You sound like you're somewhere exotic at the moment, where are you?
Alfie: "We're having some lunch in a Persian restaurant so there's like some random Middle-Eastern music in the background, sorry about that."
Harry: "We're in Newcastle and our dad lives here. He quite likes Persian food so he recommended this place, which is called The Taste of Persia. It's not bad."
Alfie: "Before a gig it's, you know, errr, let's see what happens!"
You're supporting Jake Bugg tour at the moment; how's it going?
Alfie: "Really, really good, thanks. It's been interesting seeing the dynamics of the crowd change from city to city. It's just been getting better and better. It's really, really fun."
Harry: "We've sold quite a few CDs each night and had a lot of people following us on Twitter and sending pictures, which is encouraging."
Alfie: "A lot of people don't remember our name yet. We make sure to say our name over three times so people know."
For those who aren't aware of you yet, how would you sum up your sound?
Harry: "Well, we started off doing a lot of busking so our music has got quite a raw element to it and we did a lot of covers and stuff, like Beach Boys and Beatles on the streets of Dublin."
Alfie: "They all contributed to us learning to be quite diverse, but we try to keep our songs short, catchy and raw in their production."
There's quite a poppy edge to your music as well, isn't there?
Alfie: "Yeah, I mean, we're young as well. We listen to a lot of the stuff that's on the radio at the moment because I suppose you have to - you have to know the market. There's some great bangers out there at the moment, you know. We enjoy a Katy Perry song as much as we would a Beatles one."
What's the best Katy Perry song?
Alfie: "My favourite Katy Perry song is 'Teenage Dream'. For some reason it just makes me feel happy inside or something. It's really crazy."
Don't tell that to Jake Bugg or he might kick you off the tour! You have a lot of young as well as older fans; is it tricky appealing to everyone?
Harry: "Jake seems to be in a very similar situation. The first four rows of a show seem to be young teenage girls and then pretty much the majority of both of the crowd are people aged between 18 and 35."
Alfie: "There are a lot of lads there as well. It's nice to get some attention from them as well."
There are quite a few artists pushing a similar sound to yours at the moment. How do you stand out?
Alfie: "We're brothers and I suppose we have quite similar voices when it comes down to it, so we're doing a lot of experimenting at the moment with vocal techniques."
Harry: "I think our Irish accents are quite handy in terms of that, making us stand out a little bit more so a lot of people, a lot of the acts who people would associate us with are definitely English guys."
And from your busking days you must be quite used to grabbing peoples' attention.
Harry: "We used to do a lot of busking. You really learn how to work the crowd - those people on the streets of loads of different nationalities and loads of different age groups."
Alfie: "We really enjoy ourselves when we're on stage. We really just have fun. Maybe in a way, that stands us out for some people. I've had some bands where I love the songs but when I see them live I'm not that inspired. I'm not saying that we're inspiring to watch but we definitely have fun with it all."
You play a lot of instruments on stage; are you learning any new ones at the moment?
Alfie: "All the time. I mean maybe I'll do piano for a song and maybe Harry will do guitar. We haven't done some piano for a song yet, so maybe that will happen."
Harry: "I'd love to learn the accordion and harmonica - without getting too folky and self-absorbed in instrumentation."
You've released two EPs so far; is there a big single lined up next?
Harry: "We're going to finish this tour and keep on trying out tracks and stuff until we really nail our sound. You can never have too many songs under your belt! We'll release a couple of free download tracks. We've been very simple with production at the moment and I think we need to maybe look in to actually going a bit bigger."
Alfie: "In the next six months we really need to get on with the album. We've only really established Hudson Taylor as sort of an entity for a year. I think the main sort of thing for us is playing live. The more you play live the more you realise what people react best to."
Alfie, you're going out with fellow new act Gabrielle Aplin; have you been comparing notes?
Alfie: "When I first met Gabrielle, she was probably like a year ahead of us in terms of breakthrough. In a way she's sort of shepherding us along, which is really nice. She's in a fairly similar kind of line - she started by putting stuff on YouTube, as we did. If we're anywhere near as close to all the crazy stuff that Gabrielle's been doing in a year's time, I'd be delighted."
Hudson Taylor's latest EP 'Cinematic Lifestyle' is out now. Watch the music video for the title track below: