But it's not just the rich and famous who are taking notice,
thanks to Saffron's distinctive hair. "In America, MTV unifies the whole country, so
we'd be in truck stops in Kansas City and people eating their burgers would come over and
go, 'You're awesome, your music rules!' They've seen us on MTV and recognised my
Saffron loves the attention. And she's especially proud of the way that their music seems
to lift people's spirits.
"Our music is so up and energetic that we get a great reaction. In America, the
audiencs go crazy. We had all these mad girls following us around. They'd get on stage,
dance around, then jump into the crowd and crowd surf," she says. "I haven't
done it myself, although a couple of the guys have. When you see people having such a
great time, it gives you a feeling of power, knowing that you can have such an effect on
There's no danger of that power going to Saffron's head, though. Her sarf London mates are
more than happy to put her back in her place if she becomes too big for her boots.
"I'm very happy to have a group of very close girlfriends. I hang out with them when
I can and they come to the gigs and tell me what they think. They definitely keep my feet
on the ground," she says.
And she's excited about showing her mates a good time at the festivals Republica are
playing at this summer.
"It's going to be a great laugh; all our friends are coming in the van," she
grins. "We've always loved going to festivals, and this year it's even better
because we are performing at them."
But there will be one thing missing - and that's Fast. The couple have just spend a week
together in Florida, but their schedules mean that they've got to spend a lot of time
apart this summer.
"We have massive transatlantic phone bills," she sighs. "But we've been
very lucky considering we're so far apart. We've seen each other every three or four weeks
- I don't think I could manage for any longer."
But then Saffron's not the kind of girl who'll put up whith something she's not happy
with, especially as her life is going so well these days.
"I'm having such a great time at the moment, and although we're working really hard,
I'm not complaining," she says firmly. "It could all end tomorrow, but you live
for today. And even if it does end tomorrow, we'll still carry on doing it because it's
what we want to do. Even if no one wants to listen!"