The Joy Formidable

The Joy Formidable

Indie Rock (London, England)

No less than the Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl recently declared The Joy Formidable “a great live band ... with great songs,” which is an endorsement you’d like to see on the sticker of every one of your albums. (TJF in fact are opening for the Foo Fighters on their new tour.) Not surprisingly, the group lives up to and exceeds Grohl’s sincere hype without a duffed fuzzy guitar chord, as the Welsh trio weave sheets of visceral Shoegaze noise and brilliantly sparkly flecks of pure Pop sunshine into a gloriously cacaphonous melodicism.

You’ll Dig It If You Dig: Curve and The New Pornographers take Shoegaze Pop to the next level, meaning they invent it. (Brian Baker, CityBeat)

~ "...grungey pop [that] is sure to win over swathes of converts." (NME)

~ "The music regenerates the turbulent haze of 1990s rock, but it's less tormented and more anthemic, confident of the pop structures at its core." (Jon Pareles, The New York Times)