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.
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.