Video(s) of the Moment #378: The Joy Formidable

By on Thursday, 6th January 2011 at 6:00 pm

So the Joy Formidable are set to release their debut album, ‘The Big Roar’, on 24 January, and frankly, it’s not a moment too soon. The ‘debut’ single from the album will be ‘Austere’ (released a week earlier, on 17 January), a monster (no pun intended) of a track. Crashing guitars and crashing drums – yes please! (If you’ve ever seen them live like I have, you know the band have the same kind of intensity in performance.)

Personally, I prefer the kitschy nonsense of the original promo video, but the new one is minimalist and pretty cool too. You can watch and enjoy both below.

original video (released June 2008)

new video (released December 2010)

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