The third album from welsh indie-rockers The Joy Formidable is an ambitious and wide-ranging collection of feisty rock 'n roll. The band’s stripped back sound stops the songs from ever feeling overdone and the melodies are as lovely and as memorable as ever. Hitch is available on CD from Membran/Sony.
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7/10 Jack Customer review, 27th March 2016
This is The Joy Formidable's 'breakup' album. Hitch opens with a noisy "A Second In White". The heart ache seems to be on Ritzy's mind quite a bit. Check out track 3, "The Last Thing On My Mind" (the 1st single), where she croons "I wouldn't say that this is the end/Too lightly/Sometimes you don't have to choose/Run away and watch me go", heavy stuff. While I was a big fan of Wolf's Law it did have the occasional recycled ideas and was a step down from their debut that didn't bode well for their future. Sadly Hitch fails to surprise and most of the tracks blend together.
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