Welsh trio The Joy Formidable have come along way since the beginnings of these here pages on The 405 - having amalgamated quite the staunch fan-base and boasting tour dates supporting Muse and Foo Fighters last year (Dave Grohl himself a fan).

This week sees the release of second album Wolf's Law, so we sat down with Ritzy Bryan, Rhydian Dafydd and Matt Thomas by the Thames where they discussed their latest LP, Growl's aforementioned support, and surreal LP names discarded. Check out the (mostly) Flintshire lot on their current and expansive UK UK tour and have a stream of their album.

You can watch the interview below, or via our TV Section. It's also available via our Youtube page (please watch in HD when possible).

Created by Stephen Bevan & Tim Boddy. Interview by Kris De Souza.

Ritzy also put together a Fantasy Band article for the 405, which you can read below.



I'm thinking, a 4-piece: drums, guitar, piano and voice. Crooning meets experimental rock & roll.

Jamie Miller [Drums]: The Trail of Dead... drummer, infamously hard hitting & energetic but also versatile and dynamic, he's the up and coming backbone of this fantastical super group.

Nels Cline [Guitar]: One of my all time favourite guitarists, capable of being melodic and cacophonous in the same refrain. Always innovative, always tasteful.

Billie Holiday [Singer]: S distinctive voice and songs delivered with so much emotion and soul. She was unique, when she sang, she poured her heart into every performance.

Roy Bittan [Piano]: Springsteen's virtuoso pianist. He's grand, he's bold, he plays riffs that make your heart skip a beat.