The Big Roar

The Big Roar

Music CD - 2011
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Barely over a year after playing their first ever American shows, Welsh rock trio the Joy Formidable unveils their debut album. The band produced The Big Roar themselves, with help from engineer Neak Menter. The album's first single is I Don't Want to See You Like This. Their music has a panoramic feel with mountainous, fuzzed-out riffs and ferocious, earthy rhythms shrouded in ethereal haze.
Publisher: New York : Atlantic, 2011.
Characteristics: 1 audio disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in.


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Aug 17, 2012

The influences that this band wears are 80s and 90s influenced; The vocal styling is VERY Primitives-ish with hints of Elastica & Echobelly thrown for good measure (The 'heaviest' tracks go from Heavy Abacus to Buoy if want what a WALL and LAYERS of guitaring sound like before the drums just "kick in" alone reminds me of GRUNGE-induced music as well as SHOEGAZING). Whirring was the breakout hit is the reason to "dig in" on what else this disc SOUNDS like and I give it THUMBS UP to give it a listen :-)

Nov 01, 2011

A great rock album by this Welsh group. Sort of reminded me of the Cranberries (but less Irish of course). But if you like the Cults or even Metric you'd probably like this one. A very strong disc all the way through.


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