BRITISH DUO RELEASE FIRST NEW MUSIC SINCE SELF-TITLED DEBUT IN 2015
31 MARCH 2017 (Toronto, ON) – Oh Wonder are thrilled to share new single “Ultralife,” their first since the release of their debut self-titled album in 2015. “Ultralife” is available to stream NOWand, as per their debut LP, is entirely written, recorded and produced by Oh Wonder.
When we last heard from Londoners Josephine Vander Gucht and Anthony West, they were capping an incredible year with a sold-out show at London’s Roundhouse. In the space of fourteen months, they went from tentatively playing a first live show in the UK to touring the world, playing shows across Latin America, Australia, Russia and Asia, and selling out the Danforth Music Hall, here in Canada. It culminated in 162 shows in 112 cities, with a mighty 83,000 tickets sold.
Oh Wonder began as a writing project, where they set out to write, record and release one song every month for a year, hoping to inevitably pitch the songs to other artists. However the tracks were being listened to in their hundreds of thousands, and then into their multi-millions; now their first album is fast approaching half a billion streams. Anthony and Josephine’s side project had inadvertently morphed into an internationally touring band, a happy accident indeed.
‘Ultralife’ is the sound of a new confidence seeping into the pair’s songwriting. It is muscular in its delivery, celebratory in its message, and plays with a dizzying array of textures and sounds, but without losing the essence of what makes Oh Wonder so special.