The Joy Formidable - 'Wolf's Law'

The Joy Formidable - 'Wolf's Law'

Fittingly adorned with an oil-painting artwork of flowers growing from the corpse of a wolf (beauty from savagery – geddit?), Welsh trio The Joy Formidable’s second album ‘Wolf’s Law’ takes their 2011 debut’s brutal pop maelstroms and...

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10 Tracks You Have To Hear This Week

10 Tracks You Have To Hear This Week

The Joy Formidable - 'Anemone' The Joy Formidable said it themselves on the last song of their debut, ‘The Big Roar’: ‘The Greatest Light Is The Greatest Shade’. It’s rare that bands actually learn to paint with fewer strokes and show...

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Live Review: The Joy Formidable

Live Review: The Joy Formidable

Just one thing wrong with this spectacular set – it doesn’t take place in a stadium The shock of jumping from a sauna into an icy pool slaps the nervous system awake, rudely jolting the brain and heart. On a bitter, barren evening in...

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Album Review: The Joy Formidable - The Big Roar (Canvasback/Atlantic)

The Joy Formidable - The Big Roar...

In the time since Welsh trio The Joy Formidable first strapped on a couple of guitars and decided that the amps should probably be knocked up to 11, we’ve managed to suck in and spit out new rave, shit-gaze, dream-pop, witch-house and all...

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Live review: The Joy Formidable, Spring & Airbrake, Belfast

Live review: The Joy Formidable, Spring &...

Shuffling onstage amid a wall of ear-buggering feedback, London/Welsh trio The Joy Formidable roll up their metaphorical sleeves and get straight down to slicing out huge slabs of suicide rock just like they used to make in the ’90s. Yeah,...

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The Joy Formidable

The Joy Formidable

Sometimes, when you fall utterly in love with a band’s recorded output, hearing those same songs in a live setting proves frustrating. So it is with The Joy Formidable, who’ve not been far from NME’s stereo since a copy of forthcoming...

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