The Joy Formidable
are a three-piece band from North Wales
, now living in London
. The band were originally a four-piece known as Sidecar Kisses
, and played In The City
in 2006 under that name. In 2007, they dropped their bassist, and changed their drummer and their name. The Guardian
cited them as "one to watch" in 2008, and the NME
described their music as "Epic, melodic, hand-shandy pop from a band who understand the true joys of life".