The Joy Formidable – The Wrong Side (Hassle
The Joy Formidable - The Wrong Side

Release Date: Out Now

Now I may be prone to throwing around the ‘new favourite band’ tag a little too much but this time I really, really mean it. Welsh trio the Joy Formidable have been around for a little while now but new single ‘The Wrong Side’ is a shining monolith of a song that marks a new era and direction for the band. Built around a steadily hypnotic guitar chug with increasing examples of psychedelic snarls, this track feeds on the energy from bands like Reuben, Biffy Clyro, Hypophora, Belly and Muse but adds in the power of Monster Truck and stitches it all together with Ritzy’s bittersweet vocal to make a race-ready big rig with excellent paintwork. These guys are due to go out on a huge tour on both sides of the Atlantic including dates with the Foo Fighters in the States and I think songs like this will win them a whole new set of fans. Simply stunning.

Live Dates:

16th August – Open Air Gampel Festival, Turtmann
18th August – Pukkelpop Festival, Hasselt
19th August – Bitterzoet, Amsterdam
20th August – Blue Shell, Cologne
22nd August – The Lexington, London
23rd August – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
24th August – Leeds Festival, Wetherby
26th August – Reading Festival, Reading
1st September – Safeco Field, Seattle w/Foo Fighters
4th September – Rogers Place, Edmonton w/Foo Fighters
6th September – Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary w/Foo Fighters
8th September – Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena, Vancouver w/Foo Fighters
10th September – Moda Center, Portland w/Foo Fighters
12th September – SAP Center, San Jose w/Foo Fighters
29th September – Rough Trade, Nottingham
30th September – Rough Trade, Bristol
1st October – Rough Trade East, London
16th October – Martys On Newport, Tustin
17th October – Casbah, San Diego
19th October – Lodge Room Highland Park, Los Angeles
21st October – Strummers, Fresno
23rd October – The Independent, San Francisco
26th October – Doug Fir Lounge, Portland
27th October – Fox Cabaret, Vancouver
28th October – Neumo’s, Seattle
31st October – Globe hall, Denver
1st November – Record Bar, Kansas City
2nd November – Turf Club, St Paul
3rd November – Lincoln Hall, Chicago
4th November – Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto
6th November – The Sinclair, Cambridge
7th November – Underground Arts, Philadelphia
8th November – Rec Room, Buffalo
9th November – Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn
10th November – Black Cat, Washington

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