As the old saying goes, good things come to those who wait and, after a tiny little bit of a delay, Josephine Vander Gucht and Anthony West, better known as Oh Wonder, have finally released their much-anticipated second album ‘Ultralife’. And it’s a bit of a doozy.
Featuring the soaring title track, ‘Lifetimes’ and recent single ‘High On Humans’, ‘Ultralife’ shows off a big step in the development of the duo. It was the first time they’d sat down to write a proper album, making it a tighter, fuller record than their debut. It’s also filled with confidence, and sees the pair getting bolder and even more vibrant with their music.
As well as playing festivals such as Sziget and Pukkelpop over the summer, Oh Wonder will also be returning to the UK and Ireland in October and November. They’ll be playing in Manchester, Dublin, Glasgow, Birmingham, Norwich, Bristol and London as part of their blimmin’ massive world tour. Tickets are on sale now.
Listen to the whole of ‘Ultralife’ and see all of Oh Wonder’s UK and Ireland tour dates below.
31 Manchester, Academy
01 Dublin, Academy
02 Glasgow, QMU
04 Birmingham, Institute
05 Norwich, UEA
07 Bristol, O2 Academy
08 London, Brixton Academy
Oh Wonder will play Sziget (9th-16th August) and Pukkelpop (16th-19th August), where DIY is an official media partner. Tickets are on sale now. Visit diymag.com/presents for more information.
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