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You found us! Thanks for visiting. Feel free to check back often, the website is run by all 3 members of TJF and is a good place for finding the latest news, tour dates and music updates. We’re working on a new record at the moment, be back soon. Be well, lots of love Ritzy, Rhydian & Matt x 

ARUTHROL E OUT JULY 3rd 2017

Our fifth Aruthrol installment is here! Released on July 3rd it features North Walian 3-piece CaStLeS and is limited to 500 vinyl copies.

https://www.hellomerch.com/collections/the-joy-formidable

https://thejoyformidableofficial.bandcamp.com

We love CaStLes and their debut album Fforesteering has been a favourite of ours since its release in November 2016. So glad to have them on this double sided vinyl. 
Our musical offering on this release is Cynnu Tân (Spark a fire), a track we recorded at The Red Brick studios / Y Fricsen Goch in North Wales. 
Exclusive artwork for this release comes from the mega talented Twinkle & Gloom. 
T&G has also lent her image for an exclusive run of limited T shirts, more about that later. Her artwork is phenomenal 
http://www.twinkleandgloom.com

Mae Aruthrol E yma! Ar gael heddiw, Gorffenaf 3ydd mae'r bumed yn y gyfres yn cynnwys y triawd Cestyll, hefyd o Ogledd Cymru http://www.castlesofficial.com
Rydym yn gefnogwyr mawr o'r band ac mae eu halbwm gyntaf Fforesteering wedi cael ei chwarae yn gyson yn y van TJF ers ei ryddhau Tachwedd 2016. Rydem mor falch i rannu y feinl ddwyochr yma hefo nhw.

Ein cynnig gerddorol ar y rhyddhad yma yw Cynnu Tan. Can a recordiwyd yn ein stiwdio yng Ngogledd Cymru, Y Fricsen Goch. Daw y gwaith arlunio ecsliwsif gan yr arlunwraig holl dalentog Twinkle & Gloom, hefyd o Ogledd Cymru!

Gweler darlun T&G ar rediad o grysau T ecsliwsif TJF a mwy am hyn hwyrach ymlaen. Mae ei gwaith gwych ar gael yma:

http://www.twinkleandgloom.com

 

 

Live album May 21st

Happy to be sharing this. We loved our acoustic tour earlier this year & glad that we captured it for the archives. Leave No Trace recorded live in LA will be available next week from either of our online regional stores. It features Anna Bulbrook from Airborne Toxic Event playing violin on Underneath the Petal and Sleep is Day. It was such a pleasure to have her join us. Thanks also to Dan Mancini for his wonderful bass playing & to Scott Cornish for recording the evening. 

As a thank you to all our fans, we'll be offering the encore as a free download when you join our official fan club "For the Joy of Music". Established by Lynn, Joe and Simon in NYC, it's a welcoming group that appreciates not just TJF, but the importance of supporting music. And for that we are grateful. Here's the link https://www.facebook.com/groups/FortheJOYofMusic/ (new and existing members will receive download codes upon request)

Enjoy the gig :-) 

Love R&R&M 

Colorado City Music Festival

Colorado City, AZ

Have any of you ever stopped or visited Colorado City AZ, or the neighbouring town of Hildale UT? Up until this weekend I hadn't and I live close by. The two towns, collectively known as Short Creek are mostly recognized as the headquarters of the FLDS (Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints). It's an area that's had a sad, troubled past; it's been the subject of documentaries and lawsuits and has seen few outside visitors. That is until last weekend, when festival organizer Tom Bennett launched the Colorado City Music Festival. https://www.facebook.com/coloradocitymusicfestival

New T shirt designs & back catalogue updated

Last week we launched our new TJF web stores. There's one for the UK/Europe and another based in the US. Both shops deliver worldwide, check to see which offers the best P&P options. To celebrate, Rhydian has penned some new designs and a couple are limited edition. Drop us a line if there's any TJF merch you'd like to see in the future X  aaaruthrol@gmail.com