To start off 2011 The Joy Formidable release debut album, The Big Roar. It will be released in the U.K on January 24th, Europe on Feb 21st and in the U.S on March 15th. It is available to pre-order now on iTunes, standard CD and special super fan double CD / double DVD edition box set by visiting

Exciting times for the former R13 Band of the Month, as, after much nagging from certain members of staff here, they were recently confirmed to play SXSW in March.

If Texas is a bit too far to travel to see them live, they have a full European tour:

NEW SHOW 29 JANUARY Borderline London

1 UK Bournemouth Old Fire Station
2 UK Bristol Thekla
3 UK Birmingham Academy 2
4 UK Manchester Club Academy
6 UK Glasgow King Tuts
7 UK Edinburgh Electric Circus
8 UK Newcastle Academy 2
9 UK Leeds Cockpit
11 UK Sheffield Plug
12 UK Cambridge St. Paul's
13 UK Leicester Academy 2
16 FRA Rennes Ubu (inrocks)
17 FRA Lille Aeronef (inrocks)
18 FRA Paris Fleche D'or (inrocks)
19 FRA St Lo Le Normandy (inrocks)
21 SPA Barcelona Razzmatazz 3
22 SPA Madrid Moby Dick
24 SWI Lucerne Schuur
25 ITA Bologna Covo
26 ITA Rome Circolo Degli Artisti
27 GER Munich Atomic Café

1 AUS Vienne B72
2 GER Berlin Comet Club
3 GER Hamburg Molotov
4 DEN Copenhagen Loppen
6 HOL Rotterdam Rotwon
7 HOL Amsterdam Paradiso
8 HOL Tilbourg 013
9 BEL Brussels Rotunde @ Botanique