London-based electronic, synth-pop duo Oh Wonder have just released the video for Livewire, the ninth installment of their twelve-month long debut project. The classically trained multi-instrumentalists have been writing, recording and releasing one track every month via SoundCloud, culminating in an album to be released in September via Dew Process / Universal Music Australia.
To date, each track has topped the Hype Machine charts and collectively garnered over 14 million streams online. Oh Wonder’s latest offering Livewire was released online on the 1st of May and has since had an overwhelming response. Within three days of posting, the track reached #1 on the Hype Machine chart and has since garnered over half a million streams via SoundCloud, Spotify and Vevo. With only three months and three tracks left till the release of their debut album Oh Wonder spoke to US blog Earmilk about the momentous exposure of the project to date “To be honest, it’s incredibly overwhelming…we never thought our music would resonate on such a wide scale. We are genuinely staggered each time we release a new song and hundreds of thousands of people listen in the first week or whatever. It’s crazy!” says Josephine.
Livewire is the first single of the project to include a video, the clip was directed by Mike Lee Thomas (Enter Shikari, We The Wild and Fossil Collective) who is best know for his cinematic, stripped back style blending the lines between his graphic, photography and film work. Indie Shuffle has described Livewire as “another slow and brooding piece of synth pop that is brought to life by an enlightening piano reverb. As always, Anthony and Josephine’s vocals are perfectly in sync with each other, showcasing their truly wondrous harmonies.”
The duo are scheduled to make their live performance debut with upcoming sold out shows in London, Paris, Los Angeles and Brooklyn.
PRASIE FOR OH WONDER
“The perfect synchronisation of their voices is reminiscent of THE XX, lulling you into a deep hypnotic state for the entirety of their songs, then once it’s over, like an addiction you crave returning to that euphoric realm.” – Purple Sneakers
“…totally lives up to expectations (which mind you, are high). It’s a slow-moving, love-orientated single that eases its way through gentle electronic beats…. Stay tuned: we’ll be all over it on April 1st when they release their next single.”– Indie Shuffle
“At this point in time we don’t know much about British duo Oh Wonder, but we do know this: They’re impeccable songwriters.” – Indie Current