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The Joy Formidable
The Joy Formidable

Background information
Origin North Wales
Genre(s) Art Rock
Indie Rock
Years active 2007—present
Label(s) Atlantic Records
Website Website
Ritzy Bryan
Rhydian Dafydd
Matt Thomas
Former members
Justin Stahley

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The Joy Formidable Overview


The Joy Formidable are a three-piece Indie Rock band from North Wales, currently located in London, England. The band consists of Ritzy Bryan (lead vocals, guitar), Rhydian Dafydd (bass guitar, backing vocals), and Matt Thomas (drums, percussion).

The Big Roar (2011) A Balloon Called Moaning (2009)

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The Joy Formidable Added To Line-Up For Dot To Dot Festival 2011

March 18, 2011
The Joy Formidable have been added to the line-up for this year's Dot to Dot festival 2011. The event, which takes place across Bristol, Nottingham and Manchester from May 28 – 30, will also feature performances Mona, Hurts and The Naked And Famous.  Read more 

The Joy Formidable Announce 'The Big Roar' Album Tracklisting

December 1, 2010
The Joy Formidable have announced the tracklisting for their debut album 'The Big Roar'. The LP, which is released on January 24, was mixed by Rich Costey, and will be preceded a week earlier by the single 'Austere'.  Read more 

The Joy Formidable Announce February 2011 UK Tour

October 19, 2010
The Joy Formidable have announced details of a UK tour, which is set to take place next year. The North Wales three-piece will play 12 dates, starting at the Old Fire station in Bournemouth on February 1.  Read more 

The Joy Formidable Sign To Passion Pit's Record Label

April 6, 2010
The Joy Formidable have signed to Passion Pit's American-based record label, Black Bell. The Welsh trio will release their debut EP 'A Balloon Called Moaning' in the US on May 4.  Read more 

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