Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The Joy Formidable Release POV Video for "Little Blimp"; Band Begins US Tour Today Following SXSW

The Joy Formidable are excited to share their new music video for "Little Blimp" today. The video was shot over the last few weeks using a Go Pro camera attached to the headstock of lead-singer Ritzy Bryan's guitar during performances in London, Brighton, and at Stubb's during SXSW. Stereogum already raved about the video, saying "...this turns out to be a pretty visceral way to make a live video. Also of note: This song rules." To watch this special POV-style video, click here.
Following their acclaimed shows at SXSW last week, the band are hitting the road in the US starting today, with a show tonight at The Conservatory in Santa Ana, CA. The band will be playing in Los Angeles at the Henry Fonda this week on Mar 21, followed by a show at San Francisco's Fillmore the following night. They will be heading up the West Coast and then crossing the US throughout April, making their way to the East Coast for a number of dates including April 18 at Webster Hall in New York. For a full list of tour dates, please see below.

The Joy Formidable are touring in support of their latest album, Wolf's Law, which was released in January via Canvasback Music / Atlantic Records. Wolf's Lawis the second album from The Joy Formidable and the follow-up to their breakthrough debut The Big Roar which saw the band praised by the likes of The New York Times, SPIN, and NME as one of the most exciting new UK bands to emerge in 2011. Wolf's Law was mixed by the legendary Andy Wallace (Jeff Buckley, Sonic Youth, Nirvana).

The album has already had heaps of praise foisted upon it. Rolling Stone hailed the songs as "wickedly bracing and Himalaya-huge." Magnet proclaimed that "[Wolf's Law] is a sonic step forward, with more emphasis on orchestration (both Bryan and Dafydd have classical backgrounds) and dynamics." NPR noted that "the power and intensity of The Joy Formidable never ceases to amaze." Alternative Press praised the album, saying "Thanks to such marked songwriting growth, Wolf's Law cements the Joy Formidable as a ferocious rock act and as a band with plenty to say." The Guardian hailed the album for its diversity in their 4 star review noting of the song "Silent Treatment" that "'s the velvet glove that softens the blows of the iron fists on either side."

The Joy Formidable Tour Dates

3/18 - Santa Ana, CA @ The Conservatory

3/19 - San Diego, CA @ Belly Up Tavern

3/21 - Los Angeles, CA @ Henry Fonda

3/22 - San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore

3/23 - Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades

3/25 - Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom

3/26 - Vancouver, BC @ The Venue

3/27 - Seattle, WA @ Neptune

3/29 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge

3/30 - Denver, CO @ Gothic Theater

4/1 - Sauget, IL @ Pops

4/2 - Chicago, IL @ Vic Theater

4/3 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue

4/6 - Columbus, OH @ CD102.5 Day

4/7 - Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue

4/8 - Lansing, MI @ The Loft

4/9 - Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall Ballroom

4/12 - Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theater

4/13 - Montreal, QC @ Corona Theater

4/14 - Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall

4/17 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

4/18 - New York, NY @ Webster Hall

4/19 - Boston, MA @ House of Blues

4/20 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer

4/21 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club

4/23 Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar

4/24 Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE

4/26 Tulsa, OK @ The Vanguard Hall

4/27 Norman, OK @ Norman Music Festival

4/29 Dallas, TX @ Tree's

4/30 Austin, TX @ Emo's East

5/01 Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald's

5/03 Memphis, TN @ Beale Street Music Fest

5/04 Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Festival

5/05 Tampa, FL @ State Theater

5/06 Orlando, FL @ The Social

5/07 Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room

5/09 Charlotte, NC @ Visulite Theatre

5/10 Wilmington, NC @ Brooklyn Art Center

5/11 Richmond, VA @ The National

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