Hippo Campus maintain their originality as they balance nostalgia and growth with their debut album.
Indie-Alternative band, Hippo Campus, is upcoming and making gradual waves in the music industry currently. Making their way from small shows in Minnesota to opening up for Saint Motel and being featured at major music festivals around the world, the four guys of Hippo Campus have grown exponentially in the last two years.
Not only do these guys give us major feels, (I mean, look at them,) but they ACTUALLY have talent. Giving us notes of legendary new-wave bands of the past and an uptempo dance vibe to sway your hips to, Hippo Campus is a force that should not be taken lightly.
What makes them different from other Indie-Alternative bands, Desiree? Why Hippo Campus?
I think it’s best to say that Hippo Campus has such great chemistry as a band in general and towards their audiences. All four members have studied music for years and show true dedication to making music that means something, and it is clearly seen in the music and the videos that they have produced. It’s not so much what makes the different in the genre, but rather that they have found a way to take the genre and its typical attributes and have made it something truly spectacular in their own way.
For me, it’s as though Hippo Campus has made its way to burrow into my heart and has made itself at home. They have such a strong yet transparent sound that can set your vibe in both sun and rain, and make you feel like you’re living with a live soundtrack in a movie about your life.
With all that being said, here’s what the guys are up to:
1. Hippo Campus has released their album, Landmark
Let me tell you right now: It. Gives. Me. Life. You can hear their intention and hard work through every song and every line. After multiple stand-alone singles, they finally gave us a full album and we couldn’t have asked for better. Truly being a masterpiece of its own the band has surprised with newer sounds and even more beautiful sets of lyrics. Amazing job, guys!
2. On March 7th, the boys will be on Conan performing!
You know you’re on the way up when you officially perform on late night talk shows. The boys are going to be performing some tuney-tunes on the show on March 7th.
3. The guys are on tour!
The boys are currently churning out some amazing live show performances around the country. From intimate venues to playing the megalodon that is Bonaroo, Hippo Campus is hitting some major places in the next few months.
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