Hippo Campus are certain to be one of 2015's big success stories and July will offer UK audiences their first chance to catch them live.
Earlier this year 'Bashful Creatures', a six-track EP, was given a re-release, as its 2014 initial unveiling didn't quite earn the fanfare it deserved. The release itself is a shimmering exploration of a perfect summer's day and it will surely find itself soundtrackiny many sun-soaked moments in 2015.
Hailing from Minnesota and heavily supported by fellow locals Trampled By Turtles and Low, Hippo Campus evoke memories of early Vampire Weekend material and, despite only having six released tracks under their belt, they've already developed a secure arsenal of anthems. Songs like 'Suicide Saturday' are classics in waiting.
The band have lined up a headline date at London's Lexington venue before they join Modest Mouse across a series of larger venues. Catch them now before they're headlining such rooms on their own merit.
3rd - The Lexington, London (Headline show)
5th - The Institute, Birmingham
7th - The Ritz, Manchester
8th - O2 Academy, Leeds
9th - O2 Academy, Newcastle
10th - Helix Theatre, Dublin