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See the Joy Formidable Tomorrow Night at Terminal 5

March 27th, 2012


Ritzy Bryan (vocals and guitar) and Rhydian Dafydd (bass and vocals) knew each other while growing up in North Wales. They wrote music and eventually played in a few bands after graduation. However none of those groups lasted, and Bryan decided to head to the United States—Washington, D.C., specifically. But upon returning, the childhood friends got down to business, writing songs together and trying to figure out their sound before relocating to the big city. This is an important part of the story as it was in London that the Joy Formidable expanded to three members with the addition of Matthew Thomas (drums). Since then the three have honed their stage presence while touring with bands like Passion Pit and Foo Fighters (Dave Grohl has gone on record as being a fan) and put out a stellar debut record, The Big Roar. And now you can see the Joy Formidable (above, playing “Whirring” on Late Show with David Letterman) at Terminal 5 tomorrow night.