The reaction overseas to Wimbledon's Jamie T seems split between heralding him as one of the most exciting new British pop songwriters in recent memory or dismissing him as an annoying middle-class brat throwing on a working-class accent for a bit of street cred.
To be honest, he does come across as the kind of drunk, hyperactive 21-year-old you see stumbling through club districts all over the world every Friday night. However, he's also got a boyish charm that makes you want to hear his stories of being pressured to fight, being happy to be wasted and hoping to hook up with some girl at the end of the night.
It also makes you forgive him for throwing everything that passes through his mind at you, which has led to a chaotic and rough-edged, homemade-sounding collection of punky-reggae-hiphop-drum-'n'-bass folk-pop.
It's frequently ridiculous and makes you a bit embarrassed for the folly and bravado of youth, but the guy has an uncanny knack for that perfectly evocative couplet and addictive hook, which is why his supporters are so vocal.
Jamie T hits the V-Fest September 8.