OH WONDER Support Announced for Upcoming Headline Shows
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“full of technicolour pop sounds and glistening with the pair’s stunning melodies. It’s exciting and energetic, and will make you instantly want to get up and dance.” – Wonderland Magazine
“the pair’s most confident release to date. It’s celebratory in tone, and beefs up their synthppop sound to anthemic levels without losing their knack for poetic yet still down-to-earth songwriting” – DIY Mag
London–based electronic, synth-pop duo,Oh Wonderare set return to Australia this month. Appearing at Sydney City Limits2018 alongside the likes of international heavyweights Beck, Phoenix and Grace Jones, the duo are set to perform an exclusive run of sideshows; returning to Melbourne to perform at the iconic Forum Theatre, then heading out across the country to play headline shows for the first time in Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. Tickets are selling fast and fans are advised to act quick.
Joining Oh Wonder on the road for all sideshows are Tora, a 4-piece electronic band born in Byron Bay, Australia. The group formed in 2013, fusing plush, layered production and instrumentation with graceful vocals. Tora have performed at Glastonbury, Falls Festival, Splendour In The Grass, The Great Escape UK and Canadian Music Week. They have also toured both in Australia and internationally with artists such as RUFUS, Miami Horror and SAFIA.
To say 2017 was a huge year for Oh Wonder is a bit of an understatement. The duo managed to write, record and release their second album Ultralife. They played 113 shows, visited 34 countries, performed to 500,000 people of their 28 million listeners and play live for about 150 hours on stage, they also ended up in the top 150 artists in the world on Spotify.
Oh Wonder first captivated Australian audiences back in 2015 with their debut performances in the country at The Falls Music And Arts Festival, as well as two, sold-out sideshows. In the space of fourteen months after the release of their 2015 self-titled debut, they went from tentatively playing a first live show at London’s ICA to touring the world, playing shows across Australia, Latin America, Russia and Asia, and repeat UK, Europe, USand Canada tours to ever increasing rooms.
In 2017, they returned to Australia to play Splendour In The Grass and to rapt audiences at their sold-out official side shows in Sydney and Melbourne which sold out within 24 hours of going onsale.
In an era in which pop careers require careful planning, Oh Wonder are an anomaly. They’re a band formed by accident not design, a duo who didn’t intend to play live but spent more than a year touring the world, and a major label act who never saw this being anything other than a DIY project.
Ultralife is both Oh Wonder’s extraordinary second album and their debut proper. Its eponymously-titled predecessor, released in late 2015, was a collection of songs they had posted online at the rate of one a month, which millions of listeners fell in love with, turning London-based Josephine Vander Gucht and Anthony West into reluctant pop stars. Now their first album is fast approaching half a billion streams.
OH WONDER 2018 AUSTRALIAN TOUR
With Special Guests Tora
Tickets On Sale Now via secretsounds.com/sideshows/sydney-city-limits/
FRI 23 FEB FORUM THEATRE MELBOURNE VIC
SAT 24 FEB SYDNEY CITY LIMITS SYDNEY NSW
MON 26 FEB THE TRIFFID BRISBANE QLD
WED 28 FEB THE GOV ADELAIDE SA
THU 1 MAR ROSEMOUNT HOTEL PERTH WA
SAT 3 MAR AUCKLAND CITY LIMITS AUCKLAND NZ
Ultralife The Album Available NowHERE