I’m digging these Welsh indie rockers, The Joy Formidable. The trio brings forth a fresh, high energy indie rock sound that resonates with catchy pop melodies such as in their perky track “Whirring.” Not to mention, fem-vocalist Ritzy Bryan, has an explosive lush cantor. She’s quite the fox too and looks a bit like Emily Haines (Metric) crossed with Sharin Foo (The Raveonettes).

The Joy Formidable is the first band signed to Black Bell Records, the label founded by Passion Pit’s synth player/sampler Ayad Al Adhamy. The band will release their Black Bell debut, an eight-song EP titled “A Balloon Called Moaning,” on May 4, 2010.

The Joy Formidable Tour Dates

Apr 30 – Full Moon Resort – Big Indian, NY
May 1 – Mercury Lounge – New York, NY
May 2 – Bamboozle Festival – E. Rutherford, NJ
May 4 – Horseshoe Tavern – Toronto, ON
May 5 – The Green Room – Montreal, QC
May 6 – Harper’s Ferry – Boston, MA
May 7 – Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
May 8 – Jillian’s – Albany, NY
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