TVD received an email from Rhydian, bass player for London indie noise-poppers The Joy Formidable about two weeks ago and we're damn glad he wrote. These former 'demo of the week winners', as declared by Steve Lamacq back in mid-December, hit me with "Austere" which has an energy and vibe I haven't heard in quite a long time. Think a noisy Ultra Vivid Scene fronted by Karen O, and maybe you're in the ballpark.
The Joy Formidable - Austere (Mp3)
The Joy Formidable - Cradle (Mp3)