Thursday, April 11, 2013

Ticket Giveaway - Joy Formidable - Stage AE - 4.24.13 - Show Preview - Concert Preview

The Joy Formidable will be making an appearance at Stage AE next Wednesday, 4.24. This is quite a jump from headlining the Smiling Moose less than two years ago to a crowd of fifty. The band is touring behind their new LP entitled Wolf's Law released this past January. Huge in the UK, the band has made tremendous strides the past two years creating multiple billboard singles in the US. The trio is originally from North Whales but now based out of London. This is the band's first tour in the US after releasing their new album. We are happy to be giving away a pair of tickets to the show. As usual, just email us at with your name to enter.

From their press:

Not a lot goes down in Casco, Maine. In the winter months, this sequestered hamlet around 30 miles from Portland in the North Easternmost tip of the United States acquires a Siberian stillness as suffocating snow descends and carpets this eerily remote and reclusive region.Yet it was to a forest just outside Casco that The Joy Formidable singer/guitarist Ritzy Bryan and bassist Rhydian Dafydd retired at the start of 2012 to dream up their magnificent second album, Wolf’s Law, a record that teems with imagination, yearning and a Carpe Diem restlessness.

Wolf’s Law is a driven, hugely emotive record, an alluring and attitudinal follow-up to The Joy Formidable’s keenly received 2011 debut, The Big Roar. It’s an album that was recorded in very different circumstances to its predecessor, both geographically and emotionally. It’s evident that the stark serenity of snowbound Casco impacted on the marrow of Wolf’s Law. Themes of the raw beauty and majesty of nature are laced throughout the album. The buzzsaw, ragged yet beautifully melodic Cholla was inspired by the giant cacti of the Joshua Tree National Park, yet also details familial breakdowns; The Leopard and the Lung was written in honour of a doughty environmentalist campaigner.

The show begins at 8p with doors at 7p. Tickets are only $10 and can be found here.

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