By Jack Bragg, Courier Entertainment Editor
Itís not often that a band comes along with a truly spectacular debut that immediately grasps the listener upon hearing the songs for the first time. Now, the Welsh band The Joy Formidable has done just that with their debut album, The Big Roar.
A clashing of noise and ambient undertones creates a truly ethereal album that will, song after song, keep you hooked. Each song breeds an entirely different feel, whilst simultaneously allowing the listener to create a seemingly personal familiarity. As a whole, the album is a hard rock fairytale that gives each individual song significance, whilst at the same time, giving the album as a whole a collective story to tell.