Welsh alt-rockers the Joy Formidable asserted themselves as a formidable force indeed when they swept onto the scene in 2010 with A Balloon Called Moaning, a debut marked by soaring vocals and big, hooky guitar riffs, proving themselves adept at making anthemic rock songs with an indie edge. The trio has been somewhat quiet since their last output, 2013’s Wolf’s Law, which found the band experimenting with even bigger,
prog-rock-influenced sounds and stretching their creative muscles. They’ve played venues worthy of their large-scale sound, supporting massive tours for alt-rock giants like Muse; they’ll headline a slightly more intimate show of their own behind their just-dropped new album Hitch when they hit the Paradise Rock Club on April 12.
The Joy Formidable play at 8:30 pm on April 12 at the Paradise Rock Club, 967 Comm. Ave., Boston (617-562-8800) ticketmaster.com