The Joy Formidable is a Welsh alternative rock currently located in London, consisting of vocalist Ritzy Bryan, bass player Rhydian Dafydd and Matt Thomas on drums.
Formed in 2007, childhood friends Bryan and Dafydd originally played together as part of Manchester band, Tricky Nixon, later reforming as Sidecar Kisses, though splitting in 2007.
After the split, they regrouped and returned to Welsh hometown of Mold and formed as The Joy Formidable. The band spent three years together writing, recording and finding fresh material before releasing their debut album in 2011.
Their first album, ‘Big Roar’, peaked at #31 in the UK Album Charts. Following the release of their second album, ‘Wolf’s Law’, which was released in 2013, the band went on tour with Muse. New record 'Hitch' dropped in March 2016, 'AAARTH' came in September 2018.
In summer 2018 The Joy Formidable played Robert Smith's Meltdown and Reading & Leeds.
With the recent release of 'AAARTH' behind them, Joy Formidable have plotted a UK February tour. Catch them live by checking out the tour dates and ticket information below on Stereoboard.
Thu 18th Oct 2018
Having relocated from north Wales’ sweeping earthscapes to the rugged surroundings of Utah, the Joy Formidable have morphed expansively into a world of riff-heavy dream-gaze on their new album ‘AAARTH’.