Download: The Joy Formidable, ‘Whirring’


The Joy Formidable

There’s a touch of Karen O in the vocal delivery of Joy Formidable singer Ritzy Bryan – she has Liz Fraser’s eyes too. The band pack a lot into their three-minute epics: coruscating guitar, thrumming bass notes, an edgy energy and an enthusiastic delivery. They sound ready. The North Walian trio are touring ahead of a summer full-length release on Black Bell Records, the label fronted by Passion Pit synth man Ayad Al Adhamy. A brief jaunt in the U.S. precedes a headlining appearance on the NME Radar Tour across the pond.

||| Download: “Whirring” (e-mail required)

||| Live: The Joy Formidable play Wednesday, Aug. 11, at the Bootleg Theater.

– By Keith Shackleton