The Joy Formidable

QRO's spotlight catches Wales-by-London-by-everywhere's The Joy Formidable....

QRO’s spotlight catches Wales-by-London-by-everywhere’s The Joy Formidable.

Name: The Joy Formidable

Hometown: London, England, U.K.

Members: Rhiannon ‘Ritzy’ Bryan, Rhydian Dafydd Davies, Matthew James Thomas

Albums: A Balloon Called Moaning EP (2009), The Big Roar (2011), Wolf’s Law (2013), Hitch (2016), AARTH (2018), Into the Blue (upcoming, 8/20/21)

TV shows appeared on: Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (NBC), Last Call with Carson Daly (NBC)

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Live review at Terminal 5 in New York, NY on January 9th, 2010

Photo gallery from Terminal 5 on January 9th, 2010

Photo gallery from Lincoln Hall in Chicago, IL on April 5th, 2011

Review of The Big Roar

Live review at Webster Hall in New York, NY on April 29th, 2011

Photo gallery from Webster Hall

Review as part of Osheaga Music Festival in Montreal, PQ, Canada on July 31st, 2011

Photo gallery from Osheaga

Photo gallery from Music Fest NW at Wonder Ballroom in Portland, OR on September 8th, 2011

Review as part of Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, TX on November 5th, 2011

Photo gallery from Fun Fun Fun Fest

Review of Twilight, Breaking Dawn, Part 1 soundtrack, including The Joy Formidable

Photo gallery from The Bluebird in Bloomington, IN on March 22nd, 2012

Photo gallery from Terminal 5 on March 28th, 2012

Review of Wolf’s Law

Photo gallery from Bowery Hotel in New York, NY on November 8th, 2012

Review as part of SXSW Wednesday at VICELAND Austin, TX on March 12th, 2013

Photo gallery from VICELAND

Review as part of Middle of the Map Fest at The Uptown Theater in Kansas City, MO on April 5th, 2013

Photo gallery from The Uptown Theater

Interview with Rhydian Dafydd

Live review at Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, NY on April 17th, 2013

Photo gallery from Music Hall of Williamsburg

Photo gallery from Emo’s in Austin, TX on April 30th, 2013

Review as part of Shaky Knees Festival in Atlanta, GA on May 4th, 2013

Photo gallery from Shaky Knees

Photo gallery from Truck Festival in Steventon, U.K. on July 19th, 2013

Review as part of Music Fest NW at Roseland Theater in Portland, OR on September 5th, 2013

Photo gallery from Santa Barbara Bowl in Santa Barbara, CA on October 26th, 2013

Photo gallery from Maverick Music Festival in San Antonio, TX on March 21st, 2014

Review as part of Escape Music Festival on Governors Island in New York, NY on October 12th, 2014

Photo gallery from Escape Music Festival

Photo gallery from Surf Lodge in Montauk, NY on September 4th, 2015

Review as part of Riot Fest in Chicago, IL on September 12th, 2015

Photo gallery from photoshoot at Riot Fest

Photo gallery from Riot Fest

Interview with The Joy Formidable at 2015 Riot Fest

Photo gallery from Landmark Music Festival in Washington, D.C. on September 27th, 2015

Review as part of CMJ Thursday at Brooklyn Bowl in Brooklyn, NY on October 15th, 2015

Photo gallery from Brooklyn Bowl

Review of Hitch

Live review from Irving Plaza in New York, NY on April 14th, 2016

Photo gallery from Irving Plaza

Review as part of Lollapalooza in Chicago, IL on July 30th, 2016

Photo gallery from Wrecking Ball in Atlanta, GA on August 13th, 2016

Live review from (le) Poisson Rouge in New York, NY on March 1st, 2017

Photo gallery from (le) Poisson Rouge

Photo gallery from Music Hall of Williamsburg on November 9th, 2018

Review of AARTH

Review as part of Shaky Knees Festival in Atlanta, GA on May 3rd, 2019

Photo gallery from Shaky Knees

Review of A Balloon Called Moaning (10th Anniversary Edition)

Live review playing A Balloon Called Moaning at Rough Trade NYC in Brooklyn, NY on December 5th & 6th, 2019

Photo gallery from Rough Trade NYC on December 5th, 2019

Photo gallery from Rough Trade NYC on December 6th, 2019

Review of “Into the Blue”

Tour dates:

11.26 – Seattle, WA @ Crocodile
11.27 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
11.29 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
11.30 – Los Angeles, CA @ Roxy Theatre
12.02 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
12.04 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
12.05 – Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
12.07 – Minneapolis, MN @ Turf Club
12.09 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
12.10 – Columbus, OH @ A & R Music Hall
12.11 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Thunderbird Music Hall
12.12 – Washington, DC @ 930 Club
12.13 – Boston, MA @ The Sinclair
12.14 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
12.16 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
12.17 – Albany, NY @ Empire Underground
12.18 – Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground

The Joy Formidable playing “Cradle” live at Webster Hall:

The Joy Formidable playing “Austere” live at Terminal 5 in March 28th, 2012:

The Joy Formidable playing “The Greatest Light Is the Greatest Shade” live at Terminal 5 in March 28th, 2012:

The Joy Formidable playing “Whirring” live at Terminal 5 in March 28th, 2012:

The Joy Formidable playing “Little Blimp” live at Music Hall of Williamsburg on April 17th, 2013:

The Joy Formidable playing “Wolf’s Law”/”Whirring” live at Music Hall of Williamsburg on April 17th, 2013:

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