I was about to say they don't warrent a thread. But I remember that my brother went to see them in Wales years ago. My brother and his mate missed their train home, The Alarm were passing in the tour bus, spotted the Alarm t-shirts (by now soaking wet with the rain) and stopped the bus. They drove them both to one of bands mam's house and she put them up for the night.
For that alone, I give The Alarm respect.
It's been said that I could start an arguement in an empty room.....I see no reason to disbelieve this.