London-based electronic, synth-pop duo, Oh Wonder are set return to Australia for the third time next February. Appearing at Sydney City Limits 2018 the duo will also play an exclusive run of sideshows; returning to Melbourne to perform at the iconic Forum Melbourne on 23 February.
Tickets for this event will go on at 9am on Monday 20 November if you haven't got a ticket via the Forum presale.
Oh Wonder first captivated Australian audiences back in 2015 with their debut performances in the country at The Falls Music And Arts Festival, as well as two, sold-out sideshows. In the space of fourteen months after the release of their 2015 self-titled debut, they went from tentatively playing a first live show at London’s ICA to touring the world, playing shows across Australia, Latin America, Russia and Asia, and repeat UK, Europe, US and Canada tours to ever increasing rooms. It culminated in 162 shows in 112 cities, with a mighty 83,000 tickets sold.
In 2017, they returned to Australia to play Splendour In The Grass and to rapt audiences at their sold-out official side shows in Sydney and Melbourne which sold out within 24 hours of going onsale.
In an era in which pop careers require careful planning, Oh Wonder are an anomaly. They’re a band formed by accident not design, a duo who didn’t intend to play live but spent more than a year touring the world, and a major label act who never saw this being anything other than a DIY project.
Ultralife is both Oh Wonder’s extraordinary second album and their debut proper. Its eponymously-titled predecessor, released in late 2015, was a collection of songs they had posted online at the rate of one a month, which millions of listeners fell in love with, turning London-based Josephine Vander Gucht and Anthony West into reluctant pop stars. Now their first album is fast approaching half a billion streams.