Having recently supported Muse on their latest tour, the Welsh alternative rock band have a huge US following with the New York Times noting their ‘cryptic lyrics that glint with urgency’ and The NME having claimed lead singer Ritzy as ‘rock’s new heroine’.
‘You could compare The Joy Formidable’s sound to riding a rollercoaster: think dramatic holds followed by hurtling dips and dives that are a thrill to experience… the sharp timbre and Welsh twang of Bryan’s voice suggests Cerys Matthews gone grunge.’
‘A band that have ended up sounding stadium-ready by default; their music may be massive but the intentions and emotions beneath it are firmly rooted in the ground. Like The Breeders’ shoegaze-obsessed offspring, the trio have found themselves somewhere that embraces pop and then throws it into a pit of reverb and makes it squall for mercy.’
Support from Kill It Kid
Taking a break from writing and recording their third studio album, the first to be released since signing with legendary label boss Seymour Stein on his ‘Sire Records’ Warner Music imprint, Kill It Kid are proud to announce their support of The Joy Formidable on their upcoming UK Tour.
Since their previous full release Feet Fall Heavy the band has spent the majority of last year touring Europe, finishing 2012 off with a string of Asian dates and are now back with a plethora of new material to road test on home crowds before being laid down with Producer Mike Crossey (Arctic Moneys, Jake Bugg).
Opening band: Night Engine
London Bowie influenced band, tipped to be one to watch in 2013 by The Guardian.