Welsh alternative rock band The Joy Formidable are currently finishing up their 2022 US tour for their fifth studio album, Into the Blue. Lead singer Ritzy Bryan, bassist Rhydian Dafydd, and drummer Matthew James Thomas took the stage at Underground Arts on October 27th for the fourth date of the tour with support from Cuffed Up, a post-punk indie quartet based in Los Angeles. Composed of lead singer Ralph Torrefranca, drummer Joe Liptock, bassist Vic Ordonez and guitarist Christina Apostolopo, they released their second EP, Asymmetry, on Oct. 22.
Check out Philthy’s interview with Ritzy discussing touring, the pandemic, and their recent album here.
The Joy Formidable
Photos taken by Kate Atkinson