Above: Promotional graphic of the Joy Formidable.
There’s something panoramic about The Joy Formidable’s music – their mountainous, fuzzed out riffs and ferocious, earthy rhythms shrouded in ethereal haze.The Joy Formidable has sold out multiple UK tours throughout the past year and supported several standout bands including Passion Pit, Editors and The Temper Trap.
The Joy Formidable was conceived by longtime friends Ritzy Bryan and Rhydian Dafydd when they were both students in Wales. After they relocated to London and brought in drummer Matt Thomas, they got down to writing material for their upcoming debut album. The resulting sound has won them the praise of the UK press and airplay on the UK's Radio 1. The band has been working in the studio on tracks recently with highly regarded producer/mixer Rich Costey (Muse, Foo Fighters, Glasvegas) in anticipation of an early 2011 album release; a single from those sessions, "I Don’t Want To See You Like This," is due out this fall.