The Joy Formidable announce new album + single

The Joy Formidable 2018 press shot

The Joy Formidable

Welsh rockers The Joy Formidable have just announced their fourth album AAARTH with be released on September 28th via Hassle Records. Details of the album comes alongside the new single The Wrong Side, which was premiered on Radio 1 by Huw Stephens last night. Listen below.

The Wrong Side follows on from recent single Dance of the Lotus. Lead singer and guitarist Ritzy Bryan comments on the new record:

With life not always being that kind, you can either go down a really dark hole or you can smear yourself with colour and reverie and try to forget. That’s what we did with AAARTH; we threw ourselves into this beautiful vivacious collage of experimentation, real meets unreal, and stopped giving a fuck about things that didn’t matter, and started caring more about the things that are worth your time.

The Joy Formidable AAARTH cover artwork

AAARTH Tracklisting
  1. Y Bluen Eira
  2. The Wrong Side
  3. Go Loving
  4. Cicada (Land on Your Back)
  5. All in All
  6. What For
  7. The Better Me
  8. Absence
  9. Dance of the Lotus
  10. You Can’t Give Me
  11. Caught on a Breeze

The Joy Formidable will play a sold-out headline show at The Lexington in London followed by main stage appearances at Reading & Leeds Festivals. In September the band will travel to the US and Canada – by personal invitation from Dave Grohl – as support to Foo Fighters. All dates and ticket links can be found below.

AAARTH will be available CD, download and vinyl, as well as an extremely limited boxset, Indie retail exclusive vinyl, and Rough Trade exclusive vinyl, which will be supported by in-stores at Nottingham, Bristol and London East.

The Joy Formidable – Wrong Side

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