[photogallerylink id=94676 align=left]A relatively recent discovery, [lastfm]Joy Formidable[/lastfm] was chosen to open for Foo Fighters’ Lollapalooza Aftershow at Metro. Always a fan of writing “strong melodies”, the band began dabbling into choral and symphonic music, and combined those influences with their style; dirty, hard rock guitars and thumping bass of standard alternative sound. They released their first single in 2008, and toured in 2009 with the likes of [lastfm]Passion Pit[/lastfm], [lastfm]The Temper Trap[/lastfm], and [lastfm]Editors[/lastfm], gracing tiny clubs and festival stages, getting comfortable once again with performing as their new group.
In the fall of 2010, they released their first single from the album, “I Don’t Want To See You Like This”, to many fans and critics’ acclaim. Watch them talk backstage at Lolla.
*Warning – this video contains explicit language*
[photogallerylink id=94082 align=left]On tap for Joy Formidable played Sunday at Lollapalooza. From there they’ll venture to Outside Lands Festival in California, and then do a stint at Reading and Leeds Festivals in England. They’ll continue playing shows in the United States after that, with appearances at smaller clubs and bigger stages alike all across the country. They’re sure not to disappoint at Lollapalooza, and they’ll more than likely get throngs of new fans eager to see them perform again.