Wednesday 23 January 2013
wombatwombat, in association with The Waterfront, presents
The Joy Formidable + WE//ARE//ANIMAL @ The Waterfront

King Street, Norwich, 7.30pm. £12.50 adv + booking fee where applicable, £14.50 door.
The Joy Formidable

The Joy Formidable

from Wales/England

Wolf's Law is released two days before this gig – check out the album trailer below then buy a copy from Soundclash Records in St Benedict's , where you can also pick up a gig ticket.

"They soundcheck and make a noise more full-throated than a flock of the dragons that mythically inhabited the mountains around. Seriously loud. Seriously ace. I shut my eyes and I'm back in Boston, on the balcony of The Paradise Club, getting swept up in the best set of live music I have ever witnessed. This is going to be something way north of great… I love the band, in a complicated fusion of friendship, awe, respect, memories and music. If you cut away the awe, respect and memories (but please don't), I'd still love them. I love a big, raging, clever noise – but I only love that noise if it's built on a swell of emotion. The Joy Formidable move me. They fix my heart when it's all too frequently life-broken. They inspire me because I know the humble roads from which two-thirds of them originate… Bliss is the word, I think." (Adam Walton, BBC Wales)

We're overjoyed to welcome back the world's most aptly-name band in the week they launch their second album, Wolf's Law, which is sure to cement The Joy Formidable's ascent to the pinnacle of creativity and performance… and then some.

If you ever needed a template on how to be an awesome alt-rock act, look no further than Ritzy, Rhydian and Matt: the joy formidable, indeed.

"I would like to personally thank The Joy Formidable for writing the song of the year "Whirring". xxx Dave" (Dave Grohl, 2011)



from North Wales

"Oscillating riffery with cowbells… disco punk and big choruses." (NME)

Formed in 2010, We Are Animal release their yet-to-be-named second album later this year on Just So Records, with the taster single Royal Wolf out on Monday 28 January 2013.

Debut album Idolise was a collection of demos that suitably impressed The Fly: "Idolise is raw, big and ace. Seems we've uncovered a growling, prowling rock beast,' it said; the five-piece has also attracted attention from a selection of renowned taste-makers including BBC Radio 1's Huw Stephens, 6 Music's Tom Robinson, BBC Radio Wales' Adam Walton and Artrocker so it's probably best you check out We Are Animal too!

Unfortunately PSALMS are no longer able to play due to their bass player breaking a finger and his nose in a bike accident – get well soon Tom! Keep up-to-date with PSALMS' plans for their debut gig and listen to their amazing inaugural aural offering Low Plane using this link.