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Welsh Alternative Rock Trio, The Joy Formidable, Release New 15 Minute Single 'Share My Heat'

By Stevie Connor. Photo Credit: Joe Singh

Currently midway through a UK tour, Welsh alternative rock trio The Joy Formidable have today issued the third of a trio of singles announced in early August. In marked contrast to the obvious commercial appeal of its predecessors, ‘Cut My Face’ and ‘The Hat’, ‘Share My Heat’ is over 15 minutes long and winds its way through numerous musical shifts, twists and turns in relentless but exhilarating fashion.

Vocalist Ritzy Bryan explains that “it’s a song about true connection and love. Deep, selfless love between humans is a beautiful part of our existence, but I’m also singing about our inherent love of nature, the living world and our kinship to everything: plants, animals, mountains and water. Can we repair our relationship with the earth and bring more reciprocity, compassion and companionship to a world that already gives us so much.”

TJF’s 'Cradle You Again’ tour commenced on 20th September, with the schedule including several shows that were originally due to have taken place in the spring. Remaining dates are:


26.09.23 CARDIFF The Globe

27.09.23 NORWICH Epic Studios

28.09.23 LONDON Clapham Grand *

30.09.23 PORTSMOUTH Wedgewood Rooms

01.10.23 NOTTINGHAM Rescue Rooms

*with the Wolf Orchestra

The tour was preceded with appearances at the Beautiful Days Festival in Devon, dates in Taunton and Sheffield with Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, the Outwith Festival in Dunfermline, plus TJF’s own pre-tour shows in Wrexham and Aberdeen.

Comprised of lead vocalist/guitarist Ritzy Bryan, bassist/vocalist Rhydian Dafydd and drummer Matt Thomas, The Joy Formidable are originally from North Wales and currently split their time between there and Utah, “in the middle of nowhere” and the closest thing they could find in the USA to their home turf. Nevertheless, they have remained close to their loyal fanbase and launched TJF Music Club in 2019, with members able to request Backstage access, watch online shows and get exclusive songs and merchandise. It grew and evolved during the subsequent pandemic.

They released their most recent album, ‘Into The Blue’, in 2021, touring it extensively in North America. Commenting on what has been their first full UK tour in four years, Ritzy continues: “We have been so looking forward to reconnecting with our UK fans again after a long time away. Our live shows are so special to us and we are celebrating all our releases across this tour, including a special one night only orchestral show at the beautiful Clapham Grand. The Cradle You Again tour is a collective ‘cwtch’ to all our fans and a thank you for supporting us across the years.”



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