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The Joy Formidable - The Big Roar

18 January at 09.00
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The band live and die for each track

The eagerly anticipated album from London based indie-rock three-piece The Joy Formidable far exceeds all expectation. Showcasing intensely forceful build ups, powerful hooks and an utter franticness that echoes early day Arcade Fire, there’s no quiet-storm half-heartedness here as the band live and die for each track. Opener ‘The Everchanging Spectrum Of A Lie’ builds in energy and emotion while combining a nursery rhyme sing song quality in the form of Ritzy’s vocals while tracks like ‘Buoy’ do the darker rough edged guitar thing. Full of surprises TJF cover a huge spectrum of sounds, giving a lesson in how to make quality music.

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They will be releasing their long awaited album 'Wolf's Law' on January 21. In celebration, you should probably buy tickets to their UK tour. Dates as follows:

JANUARY
22 - LIVERPOOL Kazimier
23 - NORWICH Waterfront
25 - BELFAST Limelight
26 - DUBLIN Academy
28 - CARDIFF Solus
29 - BRISTOL Fiddlers

FEBRUARY
24 - NOTTINGHAM Rescue Rooms
25 - LEEDS Cockpit
26 - GLASGOW Oran Mor
28 - MANCHESTER Ritz

MARCH
01 - WOLVERHAMPTON Wulfrun Hall
02 - SHEFFIELD Leadmill
04 - BRIGHTON Concorde 2
05 - EXETER Phoenix
06 - PORTSMOUTH Wedgewood Rooms
08 - LONDON Roundhouse

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