The Joy Formidable

Watch the Joy Formidable Play “The Last Thing on My Mind” at Lollapalooza 2016

London-based by way of North Wales trio the Joy Formidable are every bit the elder statesmen/woman, both in their stage presence and epic storytelling. The…
Drew Fortune / August 9, 2016

SPIN at Lollapalooza 2016: Day 3 at Toyota Music Den with the Front Bottoms, the Joy Formidable, and More

After an epic closing set from Radiohead the night before, fatigue began to show on the concertgoers as the gates opened on Day 3 of…
Drew Fortune / July 31, 2016

SPIN at Lollapalooza 2016: Toyota Music Den Schedule

Lollapalooza descends upon Grant Park in Chicago next weekend (July 28-31) with an impressive four-day lineup headlined by Radiohead, LCD Soundsystem, J.Cole and Red Hot Chili…
SPIN Staff / July 21, 2016

Firefly Music Festival 2013: SPIN’s Best Portraits

Delaware's Firefly Music Festival has emerged in its second year as one of the East Coast's major summer-music draws (especially with the Virgin Mobile Free…
Jolie Ruben / June 25, 2013

See What the Joy Formidable’s Guitars See in ‘Little Blimp’ Video

Road warriors the Joy Formidable bring a slice of spontaneity to their newest video, "Little Blimp," from their sophomore album Wolf's Law. The short consists…
Kyle McGovern / March 18, 2013

The Joy Formidable, ‘Wolf’s Law’ (Atlantic)

Joy Formidable singer-guitarist Ritzy Bryan often seems like a pitiless and superhuman assassin from a comic book, laying waste to your pleasure centers with one…
Michael Tedder / January 23, 2013

The Joy Formidable on Breakups, Bones, and Moving Fans’ Bowels

On an unseasonably warm Manhattan afternoon in late January, as the Joy Formidable prepped backstage for their first performance on Late Night on NBC, they…
Taylor Berman / January 22, 2013

The Joy Formidable Roar Again With Stately ‘Wolf’s Law’

The Joy Formidable don sheep's clothing for the opening minute-plus of new song "The Wolf's Law," which the grandly noisy Welsh rockers posted on their…
Marc Hogan / August 23, 2012

The Joy Formidable Need A Quiet Space to Make a Big Noise

"There's a real hunger to [record] when you're on the road," says Ritzy Bryan, frontwoman for storm-brewing Welsh alt-rockers The Joy Formidable. Thankfully, she's…
Jeff Yerger / May 4, 2012

Jane’s Addiction, Joy Formidable Rock Late-Night TV

One band that laid the groundwork for alternative rock and a younger batch of speaker-destroyers steadily making their way to the top: Late-night TV watchers…
Marc Hogan / October 7, 2011

FREE ALBUM: Get SPIN’s Mix for Outside Lands

From August 12-14, San Francisco's Golden Gate Park welcomes the Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival, the fast-growing event that delivers a stellar lineup --…
SPIN Staff / August 9, 2011

The Joy Formidable, ‘The Big Roar’ (Atlantic)

As if the size-related descriptions of 2006's mighty-sounding mini-album A Balloon Called Moaning weren't enough, this trio blows out 2009 single "Whirring" to nearly seven…
Spencer Kornhaber / March 15, 2011
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