Up and coming shoegaze style sweethearts The Joy Formidable are coming to the Fine Line in Minneapolis 12/14 with support from Nashville based Twen and Welsh-folk artist Bryde. This terrific trio will bring an abundance of indie-punk ambiance, and will surely pack the house. Don’t sleep on this show — last year the Joy Formidable sold out the Turf Club and are shooting for round two at the Fine Line. Make sure to get your tickets for this show early.
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Make it a December to remember, and don’t miss three of the hottest alternative bands touring right now. You may get a sneak peek of all of the preforming artists below:
“I’m no good at telling stories,“ says Sarah Howells, aka Bryde. “I prefer truths.. probably far too much.” Honesty (or oversharing as she often calls it) is something that’s integral to everything Bryde. She finds the fake personas and hyperbole of the entertainment industry frequently hard to stomach and this is reflected in everything from her “torn from the chest lyrics” (Sunday Times) to her on-line presence. It’s not a surprise then that Sarah’s music is growing an ever more passionate and loyal following. It’s purpose, to make you feel something; less alone, more determined, stronger yet safe to show weakness. In April 2018, Bryde released her Welsh Music Award Nominated debut album Like an Island to glowing reviews from fans and press alike. Radio support came from Radio 1 (Daniel P Carter, Huw Stephens, Phil Taggart) Amazing Radio chart, Tom Robinson on 6music, Radio X and BBC Radio Wales.”
“Twen came up in the Boston DIY punk scene, kicking off two straight years of touring in 2017 with nothing but a live EP from the band’s first-ever performance. Now based in Nashville, Twen will release their explosive debut album, Awestruck, on September 20, 2019 via Frenchkiss. Awestruck is a time capsule two years in the making and recorded in different locations along the way. Though unabashedly indie rock, Twen’s songs genre-bend from shoe-gaze-sized walls of sound to Beatle-esque call-and-response harmonies, while front person Jane Fitzsimmons’ voice weaves through guitarist Ian Jones’ guitar lines with Cocteau Twins-inspired flair, giving breath of ethereal mysticism across the album.”
The Joy Formidable
“A Welsh rock trio with a predilection for delivering stadium-sized riffs with shoegazey vistas and dreamy post-punk riffage, The Joy Formidable emerged in 2011 with the fiery Big Roar, which effectively paired ’90s alt-rock sonic might with indie pop smarts. Taking a cue from bands like Yeah Yeah Yeahs, My Bloody Valentine, and Arcade Fire, the trio continued to push their already expansive sound further on subsequent offerings like Wolf’s Law (2013) and AAARTH (2018), while maintaining the hook-driven indie rock foundation laid down on their chart-topping debut.
After spending several years with the post-punk outfit Sidecar Kisses, vocalist/guitarist Ritzy Bryan and bassist Rhydian Dafydd left the lineup and launched The Joy Formidable, drawing heavily from shoegaze and noisy alt-rock to create their new group’s sound. Formed in North Wales in 2007, the band later resettled in London, where original drummer Justin Stahley was replaced by Matt Thomas. The Joy Formidable began building a buzz in 2008, making appearances at several British festivals and earning high marks from publications like The Guardian, which recommended the band’s “darkly joyous soft-loud racket.”