WELSH rock trio The Joy Formidable are set to play the HMV Ritz, Manchester next week as part of their UK tour.

The alternative rockers have rose in popularity over the past year and half, even breaking into the American music scene.

Back in 2008, the band were playing the BBC Introducing Stage at the Reading Festival and developing a lot of hype. Fast forward three years and the group are supporting the likes of Muse on a European tour and having tracks featured in blockbuster films.

Last summer saw the release of single Wolf’s Law. The song was the first track from the band since 2011’s Endtapes, which featured in the Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn film.

It was also announced that Wolf’s Law would be the title of The Joy Formidable’s second album, which was released at the end of January this year.

The record was brilliant follow-up to the band’s debut and saw them come into their own. Shredding apart the boundaries of alternative rock and sticking them back together with heavy riffs, effeminate vocals and majestic symphonies, The Joy Formidable have matured and proved they are going straight to the top.

In support of Wolf’s Law, The Joy Formidable’s tour brings them to the HMV Ritz, Manchester on Thursday, February 28. Tickets cost £12.50 and can be purchased online or by calling 0844 811 0051.