Years & Years Wants to Touch Ariana Grande's Hair, Teases New Album

by Sophie Schillaci 1:17 PM PDT, March 19, 2015
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Years & Years is having a very big year.

The London-based electro-pop trio played their first South By Southwest show on Wednesday night at the Palladia Epic Awesome Showcase. On Friday, they'll make their U.S. television debut at the mtvU Woodie Awards.

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Also playing the Woodies this year is fellow Brit James Bay, rockers Fall Out Boy and rapper Big Sean.

"[It's] quite an eclectic lineup, isn't it?" says lead singer Olly Alexander, wondering aloud if Sean's girlfriend Ariana Grande would be in attendance. "Ariana might be there, that's what we're excited about!" he gushes. "I want to be her friend. I want to touch her hair... [but] I don't mean it in a creepy way."

But that doesn't stop his bandmates from poking fun at him! Watch the video above for more from the interview.

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If this is the first you're hearing of Years & Years, you're gonna want to get familiar -- and quick! The group is releasing their debut album Communion on June 22.

"It's a real mix," synth player Emre Turkmen says, revealing that the full length will feature songs like "King" and "Desire," as well as fresh offerings written only just a few weeks ago.

In the meantime, they're scheduled for a whopping eight performances in four days at the Austin, Texas, festival. "People are gonna be sick of us!" jokes bassist Mikey Goldsworthy.

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