Joy Formidable singer explains her attempt to trash guitar at Leeds Festival

Singer Ritzy Bryan says her 'guitar always takes a beating'

The Joy Formidable‘s singer Ritzy Bryan has defended her attempt to smash up her guitar at this year’s Leeds Festival.

The frontwoman attempted to repeatedly obliterate her guitar onstage during opening track ‘Whirring’ last month, but failed to break it in two.

“There was something playful about it,” she explained in an interview with this week’s NME. “But I think that our music allows for that physicality. Whenever we play ‘Whirring’ my guitar always takes a beating.”

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The north Wales trio are due to hit the road with Chapel Club for the Emerge NME Radar Tour 2010, starting at Birmingham Academy 2 on September 27.

It will call at:

Birmingham Academy 2 (September 27)
Norwich Waterfront (28)
Nottingham Rescue Rooms (30)
Glasgow King Tuts (October 1)
Aberdeen Tunnels (2)
Manchester Academy 3 (4)
O2 Academy Newcastle 2 (5)
Leeds Cockpit (6)
Stoke Sugarmill (7)
Cardiff Millennium Music Hall (8)
O2 Academy Oxford 2 (10)
Brighton Concorde 2 (11)
Portsmouth Wedgewood (13)
London KOKO (14)

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