With the scope of Arcade Fire, the sass of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and the sheen of Silversun Pickups, Welsh trio The Joy Formidable is instantly approachable but tougher to pin down than you might think.

With the scope of Arcade Fire, the sass of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and the sheen of Silversun Pickups, Welsh trio The Joy Formidable is instantly approachable but tougher to pin down than you might think.

Their songs seem readymade for movie soundtracks and dramatic moments on MTV reality shows, yet the music is much smarter and more elusive than such a description suggests.

Singles like "Whirring" and "I Don't Want To See You Like That" will keep reeling you in, inspiring you to plumb their depths. It ain't rocket science, but it ain't just rock 'n' roll either.

The Dig opens Monday's show in the Wexner Center Performance Space.