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Competition time round 5 - PROVIDENCE!

on April 17, 2011

Still no van because yesterday the replacement van broke down also. Luckily, this time, it broke down next to a 50's style diner so we titilated ourselves with an authentic jukebox and coffee refills. Today it's Rhydian's birthday and we celebrate with chocolate cake and a stroll down Wickendon Street in Providence. It's a beautiful blue day, the water at India Gardens looks stunning. Rummage through a shop called Curiosities , find our prize for today and Rhyds gets a birthday tie clip.

This is what you can win (if you comment below). It's a pin , looks sort of like a fairy mixed with a

Record Store Day

on April 13, 2011

Hello all

We love Record Store Day and to celebrate we have pressed a "Whirring" on vinyl. Look after your local indie stores (hello Colin at Mold Record Store!) and we'll see you soon

Love us 3



A Side "Whirring"
B Side "Chwrylio"

Available at all participating Record Store Day shops:

The Joy Formidable will be signing copies of the "Whirring" vinyl and "The Big Roar" at the Zia Records tent at Coachella, and will be performing at 12:55PM on Saturday at the Gobi stage.




on April 11, 2011

It's getting gradually colder as we creep north and our overnight journey invloves more blankets and shivers than our Texas - acclimatising has become used to. 9 hours and 5 miles from the prospect of a much needed bath and bed, our van brakes, steering and electrics desert us and we come to an abrupt stop on the side of the motorway. A good Samaritan with a tow truck pulls us to hard shoulder safety and there we sit it out until our rescue arrives.

Outside Lands Line Up Announced

on April 11, 2011

The Joy Formidable will be playing at the Outside Lands Festival at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco this summer. The full line up was announced today and will be taking place from August 12-14. Tickets will go on sale on April 14th and can be purchased at


on April 06, 2011

Pass the Pentagon, the tidal basin, the Lincoln Memorial and the cherry blossom is in full bloom. Always glad to be back in DC and always flooded by memories. The Black Cat was an old haunt of mine when I lived in the city, so feels great to be here and a sold out show to boot. Celebrate with perhaps the worst Bloody Mary known to man, straight from hell's compost heap. Have a very giddy pre show warm up, listening to the Birdie Song with a bottle of Maker's Mark, Rhydian teaching us some of his old gymnastic moves. It's an accident waiting to happen. Love the show, meet some great people.