The Joy Formidable #15 - Cholla

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Hot on the heels of the breathtaking comeback "Wolf's Law", The Joy Formidable have released a stream of their forthcoming single "Cholla" (due 14th October with the album Wolf’s Law following in January 2013 - aside rumours of an as yet unconfirmed November UK tour). Where the former, a piano ballad played to the bands exquisite loud/quiet aesthetics, slowly building around Ritzy's heart-melting vocals with twinkling keys building in momentum to a devastating crescendo of colliding beauty "Cholla" is a no-nonsense beast with heavy, distorted guitars, punishing beats and ripping vocals.

Exactly what some people think the band do best, aside from a bridge of passing ethereal tranquillity, rock out, a real cacophony of devastating guitar riffs, Rhydian's deep bass and whirlwind drums, the massive "Cholla" (clearly inspired by the bands touring and recording trips across America) gives us a real sign of the Joy Formidable's equally lofty ambitions. You already know I'm fully signed up.

I've pre-empted the bands press release of the single here, hopefully that will fill in a few gaps such as tour and pre-order details. A follow-up to the wonderful box set that was available