VILLE VALO is baffled by the buzz surrounding his band HIM - because he thinks his music is still mediocre.

The Finnish band is currently riding a massive wave of hype, largely thanks to enigmatic frontman Valo.

But the 28-year-old would rather concentrate on the music.

He says, "We're just starting out. At the moment I think we're still mediocre. We have the potential to be great, though."