I first wrote about The Joy Formidable about 14 full months ago and back then I had nothing but words of praise for their clever indie rock sound. And although my words of praise haven’t change, at all, I would like to change the bands I think they sound like. At fist I thought they were a bit like The Dodos mashed up with Yeah Yeah Yeahs, but now I must drop those parallels and say that their full length debut reminds me a lot of a now defunct band The Anniversary. And that is a good thing.
There’s not much else for me to say other than that the entire album is solid from start to finish. I’ve been so addicted to it that I’ve probably listened to A Balloon Called Moaning at least fifteen times all the way through in the last week alone. Give em a listen, and if you’re in the Kilburn area of London then make sure you hit up the nightclub that they operate called Club Joie De Vivre.