The hard-rocking Brits of The Joy Formidable have released a third track from the band’s upcoming full length, Wolf’s Law. “This Ladder Is Ours” will be the first single once the record drops in January and its opening is the most elegant forty seconds the trio has yet produced. It’s a delicate crescendo that makes the inevitable crash of distorted guitar sound even more powerful by comparison. The guitar pulls back during the verses, acting mostly as an accent for the steady drums and racing bass line. The Joy Formidable has always had a general undertone of optimism beneath their heavy, booming, smothering tracks, and in this song that tone comes to the front as Ritzy Bryan sings about having the power to change your situation and transform your own life. The track culminates in classic Joy Formidable fashion with a riotous cacophony of fuzz and blasting noise.
The Joy Formidable’s Wolf’s Law comes out January 21st, 2013.
STREAM: The Joy Formidable – “This Ladder Is Ours”