Instalment number next one for my George Lamb vs Music series. For those who don't know who George Lamb is, he is a lothario of the radio waves here in England, manning the studio at BBC6 Music. Much maligned yet much listened to, I decided to bring you some of the best sessions from his shows. This one's with Welsh Londoners The Joy Formidable, who George actually had in for another session last year too. See, he's not all bad.
If you're unfamiliar with The Joy Formidable, you may have come across them in their former incarnation, Sidecar Kisses. No? Me neither. But now they're preparing to take 2009 on and win. Mixing the likes of JJ72, Pixies and Yeah Yeah Yeahs into a surprisingly coherent and melodic form, they've just finished supporting White Lies on their UK tour. Debut 7" single 'Austere' (a throwback to the Sidecar Kisses days) was well received and I put 'Cradle' on [Keep Hope Inside podcast#6] at the start of the year.
With nods in the likes of mainstream national newspapers like The Guardian and The Times, as well as support from NME, don't be surprised to hear more of their beguiling scuzz pop. For the time being, have a listen to the session version of the recently released single as well as new song, 'The Last Drop'.