Welsh trio – The Joy Formidable have become a uniquely home-grown affair with the band driving every creative aspect, visually and musically. The bandÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s bedroom is a chrysalis that mutates daily from sleeping quarters, to studio, to workshop. It was here they recorded the singles “Austere”, “Cradle” and “Whirring” from their 8 track CD A Balloon called Moaning – a defiant release of optimism against their own heavy hearts.
In the Summer of 2009 the band sold out their debut UK tour and released new track, “Greyhounds in the Slips” (which features friend, Paul Draper), Autumn tours with Editors and Passion Pit followed, shows in Japan and a jaunt throughout Winter in Europe with The Temper Trap ended the year on a high.
2010 started out in New York supporting Passion Pit, with a continuation on their European tour with the Temper Trap and a UK tour to coincide with a single release in March. The Joy FormidableÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s debut album will be released in June.
The band has a new video for the track “Popinjay”. Check it out below but first, we want to give ONE lucky reader a chance to win the band’s latest offering A Balloon Called Moaning EP. If you wanna win, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org (with the subject: GIMME ME SOME JOY!) with your name and we’ll email you back if you win!(US residents only)