Rhiannon ‘Ritzy’ Bryan of The Joy Formidable (Photo Credit: Paul Hudson)
This Wednesday, April 13, The Joy Formidable take over the 9:30 Club for a night of rock.
Their new and third full-length album, Hitch, released in March.
The single “The Last Thing On My Mind”, a catchy, thumping song that wants to last forever. In fact, many of the songs from Hitch are quite long.
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The Joy Formidable are a Welsh alternative rock band that first formed in 2007. The band is Rhiannon Bryan (lead singer, guitars), Matthew James Thomas (drums) and Rhydian Dafydd (bass).
Their second album, Wolf’s Law, was a bigger and more rock anthemesque than previous efforts, and I quite liked it when it first came out. Maybe a little Muse creeping in. Yet their first album, A Big Roar, and the original EP, are a closer match to the sound of the songs in Hitch. “The Greater Light Is the Greatest Shade” and ‘Whirring” are what originally captured my attention and led me to get each album. I’ve yet to fully listen to Hitch, but will get on that right away.
Don’t give The Joy Formidable the silent treatment, buy your tickets here.
The Joy Formidable
w/ Everything Everything
Wednesday April 13
Doors @ 7:00pm