Hippo Campus are set to release their second album, ‘Bambi’, next month.
The band have announced the news alongside the record’s title track, and an accompanying music video.
With appearances at Reading & Leeds planned for this coming weekend, they’ll return in February for a full UK and European tour including a night at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire.
A press release claims ‘Bambi’ – which will drop on 28th September – was shaped by cultural shifts, including the #MeToo Movement. “That really made us take a look at how toxic masculinity has influenced the way we see ourselves and the world overall,” says the band’s Jake Luppen. “In the past we might have been apprehensive about being super-vulnerable, but now we’re more aware of how important it is to come forward about dealing with depression or anxiety. Because if more men are able to do that, they might be less likely to express those feelings as anger or violence.”
You can check out ‘Bambi’, and those upcoming tour dates, below.
14 Manchester, 02 Ritz
15 Glasgow, The Garage
16 Newcastle, The Riverside
18 Birmingham, Institute
19 Dublin, Dublin Academy Green Room
21 London, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
23 Bristol, SWX
24 Brighton, Concorde 2
26 Brussels, Botanique / Rotonde
27 Cologne, Luxor
28 Paris, La Maroquinerie
01 Amsterdam, Tolhuis (Paradiso Noord)
03 Berlin, Lido
04 Hamburg, Molotow
05 Copenhagen, Hotel Cecil