I can't remember what song I heard first (I think it was That Girl), but I remember it was off Room on the Third Floor in 2007, when I was 14. I'm in the US so there wasn't a big presence here, but they were a recommended band based on whatever I was listening to. I did *ahem* download it online at the time *ahem* and remember listening to that entire album on the bus the entire way to school, through all my free periods, and back home again for about a month straight.
I kept trying to find the physical copies of the album in any store I could find (not knowing that I would not be able to get them here) and then just kept listening to everything I could online. I just remember feeling like I could not understand why they got no appreciation here, because they were obviously the best...OBVIOUSLY. Cut to 13 years later and I finally have been able to get a physical copy of one of their albums!
(Also, I did go back and by digital versions of all the albums because I felt bad for downloading them, since the boys are great hardworking people...and treat the burned cds as if they were real lol)