Thursday, June 22, 2017

Oh Wonder news

I was really impressed by the partial set that I saw Oh Wonder do at Coachella 1 Festival. I look forward to the new album...

Oh Wonder (Josephine Vander Gucht and Anthony West) announced details of their second single, “High On Humans”. The track is from the duo’s forthcoming sophomore album, Ultralife, out July 14 through Republic Records.

About “High On Humans,” Josephine says it was "inspired by a tube journey. On the way back from Heathrow Airport, I eavesdropped on a conversation between two girls who worked in a sunglasses shop at the terminal. They were happily going back and forth discussing their favorite foods. When one girl declared that she didn’t like avocados, I rudely interrupted and said ‘what do you mean you don’t like avocados?!’. We then proceeded to have a twenty-minute conversation about hot sauces and condiments, and the three of us exited the carriage high on adrenaline having connected with strangers.

I then went on to talk to a man who had knocked all his teeth out and was covered in blood. It created a carriage-wide conversation about injuries and operations. Everyone’s mood seemed lifted by this random interaction with the unknown. On the way back home from the station, I sang ‘I’m getting high on humans’ into voice notes on my phone, and sat down with Anthony to fully write it the next day."

This song celebrates the potential to ‘get high’ and feel liberated by talking to strangers. It’s something we all fear, and something we should all do more of!”

The British duo will be heading out on fifty-five date world tour including twenty-four dates in the US, starting in September in Minneapolis. Tickets for all live dates are on sale now through

LISTEN TO ULTRALIFE’S SONGS: “High On Humans” | “Ultralife” | “Lifetimes” | “My Friends” | “Heavy”


Ultralife track listing:

01. Solo
02. Ultralife
03. Lifetimes
04. High On Humans
04. All About You
05. Heavy
06. Bigger Than Love
07. Heart Strings
08. Slip Away
09. Overgrown
10. My Friends
11. Waste

Tour dates:

09/12 - First Avenue - Minneapolis
09/13 - Turner Hall Ballroom - Milwaukee
09/15 - The Vic Theatre - Chicago
09/18 - Danforth Music Hall - Toronto
09/21 - Metropolis - Montreal
09/22 - House of Blues - Boston
09/23 - College Street Music Hall - New Haven
09/26 - Brooklyn Steel - New York
09/27 - Brooklyn Steel - New York
09/29 - The Fillmore - Philadelphia
09/30 - Mr. Small’s Theatre - Pittsburgh, PA
10/02 - 9:30 Club - Washington, DC
10/04 - The National - Richmond, VA
10/06 - Neighbourhood Theatre - Charlotte, NC
10/07 - Bijou Theatre - Knoxville, TN
10/08 - Iron City - Birmingham, AL
10/10 - House of Blues - Dallas, TX
10/11 - Stubb’s BBQ - Austin, TX
10/13 - Tricky Falls - El Paso, TX
10/14 - The Van Buren - Phoenix, AZ
10/15 - Soma - San Diego, CA
10/18 - Shrine Expo Hall - Los Angeles, CA
10/19 - The Fox Theatre - Oakland, CA
10/21 - Crystal Ballroom - Portland, OR
10/22 - Moore Theatre - Seattle, WA

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