Tag: The Joy Formidable

Favorite 50 Albums of 2018 – The First 25

Favorite 50 Albums of 2018 – The First 25

Two days ago, we shared our Favorite 20 EPs of the year. Today, we commence our look back at our Favorite 50 Albums of 2018, counting down the first 25. As we always do, the list is in alphabetical order. As a reminder, we have not ranked the LPs nor use the term “Best” since both imply that we have […]

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Favorite Albums of 2018: The Joy Formidable – ‘AAARTH’

Favorite Albums of 2018: The Joy Formidable – ‘AAARTH’

AAARTH by The Joy Formidable The Joy Formidable have been an absolute force of nature since their first LP, The Big Roar. Crunched-up guitars and in-your-face vocals from frontwoman Ritzy Bryan and the hard hitting rhythm section of bassist Rhydian Dafydd and drummer Matt Thomas define the Welsh band’s distinct sound. In 2018, they released perhaps their hardest hitting record […]

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Weekend Showcase 4.25

Weekend Showcase 4.25

It’s Canada Day long weekend, which means a jaunt up to the cottage, barbecues, camping, or a big road trip. It also means music must be played, and the Weekend Showcase 4.25 edition is the place. This week’s mega-playlist is a doozy, featuring upbeat fair and some dark, titillating numbers. Artists and bands represent 11 countries, including: Australia, Canada, England, […]

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The Matinee ’18 June 28th

The Matinee ’18 June 28th

Expect the unexpected on The Matinee ’18 June 28th edition. There are rockers and blissful dream-pop. You will also find some tunes that echo bygone eras. Be forewarned, however – don’t judge a book by its cover. Or in this case, just because a song sounds pleasant, its meaning may allude to something completely different. We kick things off with […]

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Weekend Showcase 4.20

Weekend Showcase 4.20

Forty-two (42) songs occupy the Weekend Showcase 4.20 edition. It’s an eclectic mix of songs on the mega-playlist. There’s something for everyone. Twelve countries are represented, including Australia, Canada, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Portugal, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, the United States, and Wales. The playlist and tracklisting, as usual, follows the list of articles from the past week. The SoundCloud version […]

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The Matinee ’18 May 24th

The Matinee ’18 May 24th

Big, bold anthems and bone-chilling ballads fill up The Matinee ’18 May 24th edition. There are a few familiar names (and favorites) plus the usual assortment of hidden gems. This mini-playlist feels like a weekend version, which for some the weekend starts today. CASTLEBEAT – “Town” (Brooklyn, USA) RIYL: Daywave, Fazerdaze, Kane Strang Summer is just around the corner with […]

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The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2016

The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2016

As is tradition on the last day of the year, we share The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2016. After featuring more than 2,500 songs through The Matinee, Melodic Tonic, Saturday Sampler, album reviews, photo essays, and premieres. We’ve reduced that list to 120 songs just in time for New Year’s Day. These songs aren’t a complete representation of what we’ve […]

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Weekend Showcase 2.11

Weekend Showcase 2.11

Weekend Showcase 2.11 is a lengthy ones due to some really epic songs. As always, you’ll find a bit of everything in the 51 songs that make the weekly mega-playlist. All the music on the Weekend Showcase was featured earlier this week, and the list of articles are below. Australia, Belgium, Canada, England, France, Ireland, Israel, New Zealand, Scotland, Sweden, […]

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The Joy Formidable – “Hitch”

The Joy Formidable – “Hitch”

Ever since their debut record The Big Roar, Welsh trio The Joy Formidable have worked hard to carve their place in the indie rock world. The trio of lead singer and guitarist Ritzy Bryan, bassist Rhydian Dafydd and drummer Matt Thomas create a sound that is distinctively their own, a mix of a beautiful voice backed by a heavy, melodic roar. […]

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Mundo 50: RevueFest II

Mundo 50: RevueFest II

A year ago when the numerous festivals were announcing their lineups, we were joking around and exchanging names on the artists and bands we would invite if we could curate our own event. This little brainstorming session resulted in us sharing RevueFest, our make-believe, three-day festival. Like what we aimed to do here, the focus was on those hidden gems […]

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Most Anticipated Albums of 2015

Most Anticipated Albums of 2015

For the past few weeks, we’ve taken a look back at the year that was in music for 2014. Now it’s time to look ahead to some of the albums that we are highly anticipating for 2015. Some of these are guesses (and educated ones at that), and ones we will be monitoring closely. Here’s the list in alphabetical order […]

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Mundo Musique: Blood Red Shoes

Mundo Musique: Blood Red Shoes

For fans of: The Duke Spirit, The Joy Formidable, Death From Above 1979, The Black Keys Blood Red Shoes are a Brighton, England based alternative rock duo. The duo consists of guitarist/vocalist Laura-Mary Carter and drummer/vocalist Steven Ansell. They released their first album, Box of Secrets, in 2008, and have just released their fourth album, the self-titled Blood Red Shoes […]

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Mundo Musique: Our 25 Favourite Albums of 2013 – Daughter, The Dig, Gregory Alan Isakov, The Joy Formidable, and Julia Holter

Mundo Musique: Our 25 Favourite Albums of 2013 – Daughter, The Dig, Gregory Alan Isakov, The Joy Formidable, and Julia Holter

As Ben said yesterday, we don’t feel qualified to list the “best” albums of 2013, just the ones we’ve liked over the course of the year, and the ones we can’t stop listening to. Yesterday we ran through our first 5 of our 25 favorite albums of 2013, and today we give you 6-10.  Today’s list features two bands I […]

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Elena Tonra of Daughter at Terminal 5 in New York

Mundo Musique: Female led trios from the UK – CHVRCHES, Daughter and The Joy Formidable

Hey everyone, my name is Rich and I will be doing Mundo Musique on Thursdays! This past weekend, I had the pleasure of seeing Daughter play their largest ever headlining show in New York. They’re a very talented three-piece group from England, and I realized there are a lot of great female-fronted three-piece bands from the British Isles. Daughter, The […]

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