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Oh Wonder
Oh Wonder 2016.jpgOh Wonder performing in the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles, California in 2016
Background information
OriginLondon
Genres
  • Indie pop
  • PBR&B
  • electropop
  • synthpop
Years active2014–present
Labels
  • Caroline International[1]
  • Independent
Websiteohwondermusic.com
MembersJosephine Vander Gucht
Anthony West

Oh Wonder are a London-based alt-pop duo, consisting of Josephine Vander Gucht and Anthony West. Since releasing their DIY debut album, they have seen international success with their alt-pop singles. Vander Gucht and West recorded and released one song a month for a year, starting in September 2014.[2] All of the songs were released together as a self-titled debut album on 4 September 2015.[3]

They played sold out shows in London, Paris, New York, and LA one week after their debut album release which marked the beginning of the band's touring career.

Contents

  • 1 History
    • 1.1 Early life and career
    • 1.2 2014–16: Oh Wonder and touring
      • 1.2.1 Singles
    • 1.3 2016-present: Ultralife
  • 2 Discography
    • 2.1 Albums
    • 2.2 Singles
  • 3 References
  • 4 External links

Early life and career

Raised in London, Josephine was classically trained in singing, violin, and piano. Anthony was born and raised in the Isle of Man. He moved to Canada for a year before settling in England. Anthony was introduced to guitar through his uncle, who was a bluegrass musician.[3] He was in several rock bands such as Futures and We the Wild, which was also a duo band. Vander Gucht made solo music under the alias Layla.[4]

2014–16: Oh Wonder and touring

Main article: Oh Wonder (album)

West and Vander Gucht had an unorthodox approach to crafting their debut album, Oh Wonder. They wrote, recorded and released one song every month, beginning on 1 September 2014.[5] Each song was written, produced and mixed by the duo in their home studio in South-East London.[6] These monthly installations culminated a year later in the release of their album, which included two unreleased songs. The album reached number 26 on the UK Albums Chart, number 16 on the Canadian Albums Chart[citation needed] and number 80 on the US Billboard 200.[7][8]

Singles

In the order they were released:

  • "Body Gold"
  • "Shark"
  • "Dazzle"
  • "All We Do"
  • "The Rain"
  • "Lose It"
  • "Technicolour Beat"
  • "Midnight Moon"
  • "Livewire"
  • "White Blood"
  • "Landslide"
  • "Drive"
  • "Heart Hope"
  • "Without You"
  • "Plans"

Oh Wonder gave their debut live performance for BBC Radio 1 at Maida Vale Studios, after receiving avid support from BBC Introducing and DJs Huw Stephens and Greg James.[9] The band's first TV performance was on Conan, which aired in the US on 20 January 2016. Their albums are available through iTunes, GooglePlay, vinyl records, and on CD.[10][11] They performed their single, "Lose It".[12]

Since their debut album release, Oh Wonder toured internationally in countries such as the UK, France,Belgium, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Netherlands, Russia, Australia, Canada and United States. Their performance in Manila, Philippines was their first show in Asia.[13] They also toured as the opening act on the final installment of the Badlands Tour with Halsey from 21 July to 12 August 2016.[14] Their 2016 debut festival appearances included Bonnaroo,[15] Firefly,[16] and Lollapalooza[17] music festivals in the United States, in addition to Live Out in Monterrey, Mexico, WayHome Festival in Oro-Medonte, Canada, and Electric Picnic in Stradbally, Ireland. [18]

2016-present: Ultralife

On the 30 March 2017, the duo announced that they finished their second studio album, and was to be titled Ultralife. The album's lead and title track "Ultralife", was released the day after.

References

  1. ^ "Caroline International Truly Global Label Services : Oh Wonder". Caroline International. Retrieved September 23, 2015. 
  2. ^ Donelson, Marcy. "Oh Wonder | Biography & History | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 27 August 2016. 
  3. ^ a b Ryang, James. "Discovery: Oh Wonder". Interview Magazine. Retrieved September 6, 2015. 
  4. ^ "INTERVIEW: OH WONDER - NOTION Magazine". 2015-07-07. Retrieved 2016-08-21. 
  5. ^ ""Oh Wonder" album brings up wonderous emotions". Retrieved 2016-08-21. 
  6. ^ Feldberg, Isaac. "Oh Wonder caps off an electric debut tour - The Boston Globe". Retrieved 2016-08-21. 
  7. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100 | Official Charts Company". www.officialcharts.com. Retrieved 2016-08-21. 
  8. ^ "Oh Wonder - Chart history | Billboard". www.billboard.com. Retrieved 2016-08-21. 
  9. ^ "Oh Wonder, Radio 1 Live Music - BBC Radio 1". BBC. Retrieved 2016-08-27. 
  10. ^ "Oh Wonder on Twitter". Retrieved 2016-08-27. 
  11. ^ "Watch Oh Wonder Live on Conan & DL Their Album Now, Right Here: - Republic Records". Republic Records. 2016-01-21. Retrieved 2016-08-27. 
  12. ^ "Conan O'Brien Presents: Team Coco - Timeline | Facebook". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2016-08-27. 
  13. ^ "GoodVybes makes big waves on its first music fest salvo". entertainment.inquirer.net. Retrieved 21 August 2016. 
  14. ^ Sherman, Maria. "Halsey Announces Summer Tour with Bad Suns, Oh Wonder". Retrieved 2016-08-27. 
  15. ^ "Q&A: Oh Wonder Cool Down Bonnaroo | SPIN". 2016-06-14. Retrieved 2016-08-21. 
  16. ^ "Oh Wonder's Firefly Set was a Glittery, Muddy Singalong". Retrieved 2016-08-27. 
  17. ^ Fortune, Drew (2016-08-02). "SPIN At Lollapalooza 2016: Portraits Of Frank Turner, Bastille, Dua Lipa, And More | SPIN". Retrieved 2016-08-27. 
  18. ^ "Meet Our New Fave Duo, Oh Wonder!". 2016-07-26. Retrieved 2016-08-27. 
  19. ^ "Oh Wonder" (select "Albums" tab). Official Charts Company. Retrieved 27 August 2016. 
  20. ^ "Discografie Oh Wonder". Belgium (Flanders) Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 29 December 2016. 
  21. ^ "Discografie Oh Wonder". Belgium (Wallonia) Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 29 December 2016. 
  22. ^ "Oh Wonder - Chart history: Canadian Albums". www.billboard.com. Retrieved 5 September 2016. 
  23. ^ "Discography Oh Wonder". irish-charts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 5 September 2016. 
  24. ^ "Discografie Oh Wonder". dutchcharts.nl. Hung Medien. Retrieved 5 September 2016. 
  25. ^ "Discography Oh Wonder". www.swisscharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 5 September 2016. 
  26. ^ "Oh Wonder - Chart history: Billboard 200". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 5 September 2016. 
  27. ^ "Oh Wonder - Chart history". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 29 December 2016. 

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