I don’t know why I haven’t featured The Joy Formidable before. Ever since hearing the first single Austere a couple of years ago I have looked forward to each release, although I was too slow off the mark with regards to that first single.
Since then the Welsh band have released a further 4 singles, one a digital give away, a mini album A Balloon Called Moaning and the live album First You Have To Get Mad.
Unfortunately, I have only seen the band live once, as the last time they played Glasgow I was other wise engaged. The time I did see them they were supporting Howling Bells. The brief set they played was excellent loud indie rock and with a guitar sound which harked back to the sound of the likes of Slowdive at their best.
The track posted is from the limited edition live album released at the back end of last year. Of which I have only one criticism and it also applies to A Balloon Called Moaning, why release an album with a cover which folds out into a poster which due to it’s size I cannot file with the rest of my cds.
The Joy Formidable – While The Flies