The `Lonely Boy` group`s latest album, `El Camino` has been their biggest to date, but while they feel they are at the peak of their success, they worry it could quickly work against them.
Drummer Patrick Carney said: "We`re lucky enough to be enjoying a brief moment near the top. But that won`t last very long. What happens when you become popular? You become the band that everybody wants to f***ing hate. And it won`t be long until that catches up with us.
Guitarist Dan Auerbach - who completes the group - thinks the group have become so popular almost by accident, after their track, `Tighten Up` from their 2010 album `Brothers` became an unexpected hit.
He said: "People dedicate their lives to writing pop songs because that`s how you reach the biggest audience. We just never thought about it before. It never even dawned on us to write something catchy until we did `Tighten Up`.
"Initially [that track] felt weird to me, I don`t know what it was that had me irked. Pat had no problem with it. He thought I was being a weirdo. I don`t have any weird feelings about it now. When we play it live it fits in, it feels natural."