Wednesday, 10 August 2011
Joy of Joy's - Joy Formidable new tunes
Whirring blew into my life around 3 years ago? Perhaps sooner, it was re-released a few times before the EP 'Balloon Called Moaning' found my ipod pocket around this time last year.
8 tracks of screeeeeching screeeaming solid sounds. Tracked the release of their debut record - The Big Roar and rushed out on the day of release to pick it up.
Iterviewed Ritzy over the phone for Shoreditch Radio and followed their trail of destruction from Lovebox to the Borderline, Glastonbury and Reading next weekend.
Was pondering just the other day - how the fuck are they still standing after a worldly tour spanning most of this year, when could we expect some newness?
And as if by Magic the New Musical Express did fortune fill my thoughts.
The Joy Formidable have said they have over 15 songs written for their second album.
The Welsh trio, who released their debut full length LP 'The Big Roar' in January, have said they hope to have the album out by next year after they complete their touring commitments.
Speaking to NME backstage at Osheaga festival in Montreal, singer Ritzy Bryan said that the writing process was constantly ongoing and that they had lots to work with. She said:
We started the second album ages ago. We write all the time, even when we're on the road, because we record ourselves, we build collections of songs quite quickly. We have about 15 or 20 already, but lots of other bits too, there'll be lots to choose from when we eventually sit down and sort it out.
Asked whether they would look to avoid the lengthy build up to 'The Big Roar' and aim for a quick release, she replied:
I think we'd like next year, it'll definitely be ready, we've probably written the second, third and fourth record with the amount of stuff that we've got, so I'd say next year is definitely realistic.
The band play their biggest UK tour to date later this year, which is likely to bring the promotion of 'The Big Roar' to an end. They band joked that they plan to "shoot each other out of canons" as part of their live show in the autumn, but have promised to put on more of a show in their live performance.
Shoreditch Radio Interview ....