Josephine Vander Gucht and Anthony West, aka Oh Wonder have trailed their second record with a new single called ‘Ultralife’.
The song is a more pop and layered take on the band’s super melodic sound and it moves away from the minimalism that defined their early work. It was like their debut, entirely written, recorded and produced by Oh Wonder.
Check it out here:
Buy the song.
The song has been added to the Nialler9 New Music Spotify playlist:
Oh Wonder Live:
12th April – Brooklyn Bowl, Las Vegas
13th April – The Glass House, Pomona
14th April – Coachella Festival
17th April – Ace of Spades, Sacramento
18th April – Ace of Spades, Sacramento
19th April – The Catalyst, Santa Cruz
20th April – The Lobero Theater, Santa Barbara
21st April – Coachella Festival
19th May – El Plaza Condesa, Mexico City
23rd May – Town Ballroom, Buffalo
24th May – Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park
26th May – Higher Ground, Burlington
27th May – Boston Calling Festival
28th May – The Stone Pony, Asbury Park
2-4d June – Heartland Festival, Kværndrup
3-5 June – Pinkpop Festival, Landgraaf
14-17 June – Bergenfest, Bergen
9-16 August – Sziget Festival, Budapest
18-20 August – Dockville Festival, Hamburg
16-19 August – Pukkelpop, Kiewit-Hasselt
25-27 August – Reading & Leeds Festival
Two of my favourite new artists on the same track. Awesome. Oh Wonder just dropped their debut album after 12 months and 12 songs – their melodic bright spacious pop music is still on rotation amongst it all. Jack Casey aka Kildare producer EMBRZ has been one of the most unique electronic producers to emerge from Ireland in the last two years, cultivating a twinkling modern electronic sound himself.
The EMBRZ remix is indeed like a collision of both their styles with an added higher tempo. Good work:
It’s nearly 12 months since Oh Wonder first appeared and as the earth comes to a full revolution, the band are just weeks away from releasing their debut album on September 4th, which will be streamed in full here very soon.
Another marker for the band – their live debut, which was recorded for BBC Radio 1 at Maida Vale. Watch the band perform ‘Drive‘ above and catch more at the iPlayer (UK only).
It’s almost hard to believe but the Oh Wonder album is dropping next month. ‘Drive’, the band’s latest single has just received a video treatment featuring the band on American-inspired road trip with “Anthony as a figment of Josephine’s imagination, encouraging her to take risks and lose herself in the moment”.
You won’t get no April Fool’s from me, only great tunes like this one. London production duo Oh Wonder, Josephine and Anthony, dropped their eighth wonder ‘Midnight Moon’. The band have announced their first live shows in London, Paris, New York and LA later in the year. Would be nice to see them in Ireland huh?
SertOne teamed up with another Aussie Maribelle on ‘Lost & Found’, the Chromatics gave us another free download single called I Can Never Be Myself When You’re Around from their new album Dear Tommy. From the North of Ireland, Ciaran Lavery & Ryan Vail teamed up for ‘The Colour Blue’, the first track from a mini-album.
Loud Mouth Collective gave us a song from Volume 7 of their series, Kool Thing returned with a new sound and name – Evvol. Mullingar indie-pop band The Academic released their first track in a while called ‘Different’. The brilliant Oh Wonder came back with their seventh track ‘Technicolour Beat’ and news of their first live show in London and Action Bronson’s collab with Chance The Rapper showed us that his major label debut Mr Wonderful could be just that.
Finally, there’s room for a reissue from a release that kicked off the Awesome Tapes From Africa blog. A bonkers global dance album from Ghanaian singer/producer Ata Kak discovered on cassette gets a release on vinyl, CD, tape and digitally.
LA singer-songwriter recalls a 70s piano troubadour.
Tobias Jesso Jr is a new artist signed to True Panther, who has a debut album called Goon out in March which had production from Chet “JR” White (formerly of Girls), Black Keys’ Patrick Carney, and Ariel Rechtshaid (producer du jour). His songs are classic piano ballads and ‘Hollywood’ is a perfect place to start: a slow-burning simple song about the fame lifestyle. Tobias Jesso Jr plays Dublin’s Unitarian Church on May 10th.