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 mellow, slow-grooving, R&B-flecked alt-pop tunes. Beginning in September 2014, Anthony and Josephine set out to write, record, and release one song a month for a year. All of the songs were released together as a self-titled debut album on September 4, 2015.
Sold out shows in London, Paris, Los Angeles, Amsterdam and New York a week after their debut album release marked the beginning of the band’s touring career.
Oh Wonder have been marked as one of the most talked about international bands of 2015, and tipped for 2016 by numerous blogs and publications. All of their monthly releases consecutively reached #1 on blog aggregator Hype Machine, and they were the second most blogged band in the world in 2015, with streaming figures reaching beyond 100 million. 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.
The band’s first TV performance was on Conan, which aired in the US on 20 January 2016. They performed their single, ‘Lose It’.
Oh Wonder (2015) Anthony and Josephine 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. Each song was written, produced and mixed by the duo in their home studio in South-East London. These monthly installations culminated a year later in the release of their album, which included two extra songs. The album release was deemed extremely successful despite thirteen of the fifteen songs being available online prior to its release. The album reached #26 in the Official UK Charts, #16 in the Canadian Charts and #80 in the US Billboard.
(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" Touring Edit
Since Oh Wonder's album release the band have been touring internationally, including UK, France, Belgium, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Netherlands, Russia, Australia, Canada and America. They recently had their first show in Asia which transpired in Manila, Philippines. The band are notorious for selling out every show since their first live concert at London’s ICA in September 2015. Tickets for their debut North American tour sold out within minutes. They will also be touring as the opening act on the final installment of the Badlands Tour with Halsey between July 21, 2016 and August 12, 2016. Their debut festival appearances for 2016 are currently being announced, with Bonnaroo (US), Firefly (US) and Lollapalooza (US) and WayHome Festival in Oro-Medonte, Canada as the confirmed dates so far.