Of the bands poised for breakout years in 2010, UK trio The Joy Formidable, a band that out-Yeah-Yeah-Yeah all other newcomers, tops my list. They’re certainly not new to the scene – I first played their first single “Austere” on my JeffMix Podcast back in April 2008 – but a full debut album (the brilliant eight-track A Balloon Called Moaning is being labelled an EP) is set for June, and their first across-the-pond live dates are set for NYC in January (opening for 2009 breakout stars Passion Pit). Who else will have a big 2010? Mumford & Sons, Two Door Cinema Club, Toro Y Moi, Chiddy Bang, Fenech-Soler and Chew Lips (all featured in this space) are also acts I’m hoping we’ll hear lots about in the new year. See you then!
The Joy Formidable: Austere (from The Joy Formidable official site – sign up for their mailing list)
from the CD A Balloon Called Moaning
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