“the London duo’s groove-heavy brand of electro pop is worth the wait. Their chemistry is undeniable… The young band look like they’re genuinely having a blast and it’s no wonder they’re selling out shows the world over already… Definitely a band to watch.” – The Music
2015 was the year Oh Wonder trashed the rulebook. They wrote, recorded and posted a track on online every month and, at the end of the year, released the results; their self-titled debut album. With over 100 million streams, Oh Wonder are defying the boundaries of the traditional album campaign.
Fresh from their recent visit to Australia where they played to packed out audiences at The Falls Music & Arts Festival, as well as their own sold our debut headline shows in Melbourne and Sydney, plus a prestigious support slot with Halsey at the Metro Theatre. The London duo, now release their incredible new music video for ‘Lose It’, the video was premiered on Buzzfeed overnight.
For the filming of the video, Oh Wonder invited dancers to a ‘fake’ audition for the chance to play a starring role of the ‘Lose It’ clip, little did the auditionees know that the cameras were already rolling and were surprised by confetti cannons and a line of backup dancers, what unfolds is truly heartwarming and incredible to watch. Oh Wonder says of the video “In the music video for ‘Lose It’, we wanted to capture the song’s sense of being uninhibited in one’s self-expression through dance. We asked five dancers to audition for our next music video and perform a routine they had choreographed. However, what they didn’t realize was that they were actually starring in the video amidst a troop of dancers hiding behind a curtain. When the curtain drops to reveal the chorus dancers, you see each auditionee uncertain and surprised, but once they lose their control and inhibition they are drawn into improvising with the other dancers. The dancers were truly losing it, in every sense of the word. And it was magical to watch!”
We’re a few weeks into 2016 and the band have just finished a US tour that sold out in under an hour where they stopped by to perform ‘Lose It’, live in the studio with Conan O’Brien http://teamcoco.com/video/oh-wonder-01-20-16.
The band sold out two nights at both ICA and Village Underground, as well as US and European tour dates before setting a foot onstage. Their debut shows in September 2015 at London’s ICA were met with huge acclaim and they’re about to play their biggest sold out hometown headline show at Kentish Town Forum on 17th March.
Oh Wonder’s breakout success has cemented their reputation as ‘Artists To Watch 2015’ with BBC Radio 1 host Zane Lowe listing ‘Lose It’ as ‘Next Hype’. British Press The Guardian awarded them the influential New Band Of The Week accolade and the likes of DIY Magazine proclaiming of the song “Slick to the extreme, and backed with booming piano lines and organic instrumentation, this is pop done right.” Oh Wonder also landed at #2 in The Hype Machine’s annual Zeitgeist list, most blogged about bands of 2015.
‘Oh Wonder’ Available Now HERE