Oh Wonder unveil second single, High On Humans

Oh Wonder have released their second single onto streaming platforms. 'High On Humans' is taken from the duo's new album, Ultralife, which is due to go on sale on 14th July. Check out the preview below...

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Oh Wonder are very pleased to announce details of their second single, ‘High On Humans’. The track is lifted from the duo’s forthcoming second album, Ultralife, out 14th July through Island Records.

Oh Wonder follow their returning single ‘Ultralife’, with ‘High On Humans’ a track that finds new pertinence in the world today, describing the extraordinary power of interaction with everyday people.

Josephine explains: ‘High On Humans’ 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 favourite 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, who marked their return to London last month with an intimate one-off show at Omeara, will head out on fifty-five dates, stretching from the Malkin Bowl in Vancouver on the 6th September, right through to Ancienne Belgique in Brussels on the 12th December. The tour brings Oh Wonder back to the UK in October with six shows that take in Manchester, Glasgow, Birmingham, Norwich, Bristol and their biggest headline show to date at London’s O2 Academy Brixton on the 8th November. The band will perform to in excess of 100,000 fans over the duration of the tour.

Oh Wonder have recently concluded a short run of Latin American dates in preparation for a busy summer of festivals and a short run of shows in Australia and Asia in July. The band’s sole UK festival performance this year will be at Reading & Leeds in August.

Ultralife is released on the 14th July through Island Records.

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.

Upcoming Oh Wonder Live Dates

14-17th June - Bergenfest, Bergen
24th June –Kilmainham Royal Hospital, Dublin (w/ Walking On Cars)
19th July – The Bee, Kuala Lumpur
21st July – Samsung Hall, Manila
23rd July – Splendour In The Grass, Byron Bay
24th July – Metro Theatre, Sydney SOLD OUT
25th July – Factory Theatre, Sydney SOLD OUT
26th July – 170 Russell, Melbourne SOLD OUT
28-30th July – Holiday Land Festival, Seoul
31st July – DND Club, Bangkok SOLD OUT
1st August - DND Club, Bangkok SOLD OUT
12-13th August – Summer Well Festival, Buftea, Romania
9-16th August - Sziget Festival, Budapest
18-20th August – Dockville Festival, Hamburg
16-19th August – Pukkelpop, Kiewit-Hasselt
25-27th August – Reading & Leeds Festival

2017 World Tour (Tickets via ohwondermusic.com):

6th September – Malkin Bowl, Vancouver
8th September – Winspear Centre, Edmonton
9th September – MacEwan Hall, Calgary
11th September – The Garrick, Winnipeg
12th September – First Avenue, Minneapolis
13th September – Turner Hall Ballroom, Milwaukee
15th September – The Vic Theater, Chicago
18th September – Danforth Music Hall, Toronto
21st September – Metropolis, Montreal
22nd September – House of Blues, Boston
23rd September – College Street Music Hall, New Haven
26th September – Brooklyn Steel, New York
27th September – Brooklyn Steel, New York
29th September – The Fillmore, Philadelphia
30th September – Mr. Small’s Theatre, Pittsburgh
2nd October – 9:30 Club, Washington
4th October – The National, Richmond
6th October – Neighborhood Theatre, Charlotte
7th October – Bijou Theater, Knoxville
8th October – Iron City, Birmingham Alabama
10th October – House of Blues, Dallas Texas
11th October – Stubb’s BBQ, Austin Texas
13th October – Tricky Falls, El Paso
14th October – The Van Buren, Phoenix
15th October – Soma, San Diego
18th October – Shrine Expo Hall, Los Angeles
19th October – The Fox Theater, Oakland
21st October – Crystal Ballroom, Portland
22nd October – Moore Theater, Seattle
31st October – Academy, Manchester
2nd November – QMU, Glasgow
4th November – Institute, Birmingham
5th November – UEA, Norwich
7th November – O2 Academy, Bristol
8th November – O2 Academy Brixton, London
9th November – Le Trabendo, Paris
11th November – Schlachthof, Wiesbaden
12th November – Den Atelier, Luxembourg
13th November – Live Music Hall, Cologne
15th November – Cicolo Magnolia, Milan
16th November – Bogen F, Zurich
17th November – Theaterfabrik, Munich
19th November – Roxy, Prague
20th November – Grelle Forelle, Vienna
21st November – Kwadrat, Krakow
23rd November – Palladium, Warsaw
24th November – Hala Nr 2 MTP, Poznan
25th November – Huxleys, Berlin
27th November – Vega, Copenhagen
28th November – Debaser Strand, Stockholm
29th November – Parkteatret, Oslo
2nd December – Paradiso, Amserdam
6th December – Yotaspace, Moscow
7th December – Aurora Hall, St Petersburg
12th December – Ancienne Belgique, Brussels

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