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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 

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

 

 

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