- Categories: Jam
- Event posted: Aug. 1, 2011
- Last updated: Sept. 16, 2014
In an era which seems like everything has been done before, Ultraviolet Hippopotamus has carved themselves a niche sound of its own with genuinely heartfelt lyrics coupled with compelling composition and explosive instrumentation. The music created by this five piece band from Grand Rapids, MI is progressively diverse, often switchen between genres throughout the course of a show. Sometimes even throughout the duration of a song. Their live shows have become an avenue for the band to build upon the core of their songs, exploring new ground, creating tension and taking risks for those moments of pure musical ecstacy, giving fans an original experience within every show.
UV Hippo's highly anticpated third album, Square Pegs Round Holes, is not only a collection of songs strong enough to stand on their own, but when pieced together, form a cohesive process that brings back that long-lost love for listening to an album beginning to end. Songs like Giants and The Scar highlight the bands ability to compose sing-along singles while songs such as Bob the Wondercat, The Marine and Medicine showcase the bands skill in orchestrating layers of musical bliss