The Joy Formidable – Hitch

the-joy-formidable-hitch-300x300The Joy Formidable‘s Hitch is another album which has been out for a bit, but didn’t get a review here. Time to remedy that. Continue reading

The Joy Formidable – Wolf’s Law (2013)

The Joy Formidable - Wolfs LawFrom the first moment I saw them on Conan O’Brien’s talkshow Conan, giving away an electrifying rendition of Whirring, I knew The Joy Formidable were something special. The indie rock band debuted in 2011 with The Big Roar, a record stuffed to the brim with a blistering mix of noise, dreamy pop melodies and shoegazing, and although the album suffered slightly from some pacing issues (especially the latter half of the record has the tendency to trudge a bit), it was a very promising start for the Welsh threesome. Continue reading