October 6, 2013


The Joy Formidable on Their Weird Owl Mascot

The Joy Formidable's Ritzy Bryan gets a little bored being the only girl in the band. At Austin City Limits Festival, the vocalist of the Welch rock group revealed to Fuse what keeps her going: a toy owl she talks to while she's on the road.

"I need some intelligent f-cking conversation on the road so a plastic owl in the back lounge is about as good as it gets... It's pretty stimulating for me... His name's Goodie and he's good company," Ritzy told us. As far as we can tell, the other two members of the band, Rhydian Davies and Matthew Thomas, don't seem bothered by Ritzy's friendship with a plastic bird. Supportive friends FTW.

To hear what the band has to say about working with Passion Pit, watch the interview above. And check out our photos from Day 1 at ACL.