Sunday 23 January 2011

The Joy Formidable - I Don't Want To See You Like This

Joyful and Formidable are definitely words you'd use to describe this band.  This track is the latest single from the Welsh three piece, whose indie rock sound has influences of new wave bands like Blondie and The Cure.  Heavily reverbed, roaring guitars; forceful, complex drum patterns; and a raw female vocal - it's an expansive sound that mirrors the crashing waves of the video and the sublime elemental image of the cover art. 

The band have gradually got bigger and better since they formed back in 2007 (see first single Austere) and are proving they are a force to be reckoned with.