London-based duo Oh Wonder release their new single and video ‘Drive’ from their self-titled, debut album to be released September 4 via Dew Process / UMA. Oh Wonder also announce that they will be coming to Australia for the first time this summer to perform alongside the likes of Foals, Bloc Party and Gary Clark Jr. at The Falls Music and Arts Festival as well as Southbound.
The uplifting pop production of ‘Drive’ disguises the quietly dark, angst-ridden lyrics that explore the pained drive home after a break up; the conflicting feelings of freedom and justification. It’s a sad song shrouded in happiness.
In September 2014, the prolific songwriters devised an ambitious challenge; to release one track a month, for a year, on SoundCloud. As their plan nears fruition,Oh Wonder will bring the curtain down on the project by releasing their self titled debut album on 4th September as well as making their live debut the same month.
Every track released so far has topped the Hype Machine chart and, altogether, have garnered an incredible 33.5 million streams across SoundCloud and Spotify. They’ve also featured in Spotify’s Viral 50 Top Ten in the UK, US and Global charts.
The duo’s songs have been playlisted by BBC Radio 1, MTV Brand New and XFMand Anthony and Josephine have been featured in Q, i-D, NME, the Guardian, DIY, Hunger, The Line of Best Fit and SPIN.
After selling out their debut London gig at The ICA (16th September) the band quickly added a second date (17th September), which sold out in 12 hours. Extra dates were also added to their New York, LA and Paris shows after all the dates sold out. Now the band are pleased to announce their first UK tour, including a headline show at Village Underground on 24th November which has sold out and a second date has been added (23rd November).
‘Oh Wonder’ to be released in Australia and New Zealand September 4,
via Dew Process / UMA
Pre-order ‘Oh Wonder’ via iTunes