In news that will delight many, Welsh noise-rock trio The Joy Formidable are back. I've had a soft spot for band ever since I interviewed their lead singer, the lovely Ritzy, for Queen's Radio back in 2010 (a hint to any would-be interviewers- she will give you exclusive album info if you bake her a cake). Since then, they released their well received debut album "The Big Roar", had a surprise top 10 in in America with "Whirring", and toured the world, including a date in Belfast, which I enjoyed despite being souped up on Lemsip.
The band have now released the first track that will feature on their upcoming sophomore album, and it seems that the band may have changed things up a little. The first part of new single, "Wolf's Law", seems to indicate this, with only the piano and vocals featuring. However, as the track progresses, it builds up in a crescendo of noise and becomes more Joy Formidable-esque. It sounds as if the band are vying to challenge Sigur Ros' "Hoppipolla" for the title of "song most likely to soundtrack a nature documentary narrated by David Attenborough", something that the official video they have made to coincide with the release makes abundantly clear. Still, it's a welcome return for a band who are quite close to my heart.
"Wolf's Law" is available now as a free download in exchange for an email address.