The Joy Formidable: The UK Buzz Band Pick Of The Hour

Dan Gibson | January 6, 2009 11:00 am

I barely know whether to trust my instincts when it comes to whatever British act Radio 1 is going on and on about anymore, since I’ve been burned so many times before. Sure, it’s exciting to jump on the bandwagon when an act is on their second single, but then the album comes out or Pete Doherty joins the group onstage and it’s all ruined. Anyhow, in that seemingly never-ending sequence, we have the Welsh act known as the Joy Formidable. Who knows whether the enjoyment I’m deriving from the two songs after the jump will last, but for now, the band reminds me of a simpler time when Belly was a big deal.



The Joy Formidable [MySpace] “Cradle” [YouTube] “Austere” [YouTube]