Posts tagged "The Joy Formidable"

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…
By: 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…
By: 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…
By: 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 o…
By: 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 o…
By: 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'…
By: 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 watcher…
By: 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 --…
By: 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 seve…
By: Spencer Kornhaber / March 15, 2011

New LPs: Black Joe Lewis, Joy Formidable & 7 more!

Here's our take on the best and worst albums available online and in record stores today:…
By: SPIN Staff / March 15, 2011

EXCLUSIVE: Joy Formidable Live in London

Welsh alt-rockers the Joy Formidable are one of SPIN's must-hear bands at next month's South by Southwest fest in Texas, and there they'll celebrate the…
By: Peter Gaston / February 23, 2011

PREMIERE: New Joy Formidable Video

The Joy Formidable's recent acoustic performance at SPIN's NYC office only got us more excited for March's The Big Roar, the Welsh indie rock…
By: Peter Gaston / December 21, 2010

10 Best Albums You Might Have Missed This Year

While our annual Best Albums list and Best Songs list tap directly into the year's musical zeitgeist, there are always additional records whose…
By: William Goodman / December 13, 2010