WELCOME TO OUR WEBSITE

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 

New Tee & A Chance To Win A 16x20 Canvas!

Another beautiful Rhydian Dafydd T shirt design launched today to celebrate this day of "Cariad"/"Love". Available from both stores via our website www.thejoyformidable.com . Fun news is, we'll be picking a Cariad Tee shirt customer at random to WIN a 16X20 canvas of the same design signed by the Mr Davies himself. These T shirts are a limited run, 1 in 76 odds to win 😂.

Love to you all X

Album 4

Hello to you all. It’s been a while. This month has disappeared in a blur, sped along by a lot of writing & recording.
I've been thinking back to growing up in North Wales, summer days where an even littler me would grab the dog (Sunshine a gobshite of a Yorkie who could eat his body weight in chum) and somehow climb the big gate, dog in arms into the corn field at the front of the house. We'd lie on the ground, looking up to the sky, making shapes out of the clouds. Only thing was, the grass was sometimes too high to even see through it, you’d just disappear into the perfect hiding place. I think writing songs became a different type of hiding place later on & I think making an album is like trying to get a glimpse of the sky. This week,  the wind blew the grass and we finally set eyes & made sense of that beautiful, formidable ;-) expanse we've been working on. 34 songs later ; I feel like the world is more alluring & uglier than it was a few weeks ago but I'm reminded how powerful music can be, how it heals, hurts & wakes you up. We're looking forward to seeing you soon & sharing some of this madness 

Lots of love  RB 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