Matt Thomas

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2013

    The Joy Formidable Exercise Their Inner Animals on 'Wolf's Law'

    Even when Ritzy Bryan is cursing the classical-music instructors of her youth, she still sounds charmingly regal. "My harp teacher was an absolute bitch," she declares with a crisp annunciation that betrays her Welsh heritage. "And every time I'd play the fucking flute, I'd pass out." Luckily for us ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2011

    The Joy Formidable Last Night at Detroit Bar

    Stacy Schwartz/Minn. City PagesJoy Formidable at SXSW this year​The Joy FormidableSept. 11, 2011Detroit Bar, Costa MesaI feel bad for youngsters whose first experience with live music is UK power trio The Joy Formidable. After watching these guys (and gal) do their thing on the Detroit stage last ... More >>

  • Music

    September 8, 2011

    A Joy Formidable Ride

    The Welsh trio goes small before they go big