This trio, made up of Ritzy Bryan (lead vocals, guitars), Rhydian Dafydd (bass, backing vocals) and Matt Thomas (drums, percussion) released their debut album ‘The Big Roar’ after signing worldwide with Canvasback Music, a division of Atlantic Records, and saw their live show expand dramatically, having made good on the promise that had seen them widely talked about as one of the bands poised to break through to bigger stages and greater acclaim.
The Joy Formidable has taken the opportunity to further widen their horizons and their sound, which is no surprise to anyone already familiar with their music and live show. As venue sizes increased, the band’s sound developed, songs were deconstructed and reconstructed with thrilling self-assurance, peaking in a month long tour with Foo Fighters and a run of high profile festival appearances.
As Rhydian notes, they want to expand their sound, to always move forward, to experiment more with composition and writing, to challenge themselves to find new ways all the time. To keep the sense that everything is possible.
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- The Joy Formidable