The Joy Formidable: Into The Blue [Album Review]

The Joy Formidable Into The BlueHassle Records [2021] On its 5th full-length release, Welsh alternative rockers The Joy Formidable continue to deliver on The Big Roar, the title of its 2011 debut. A decade later on Into The Blue, the trio continue to evolve beyond their influences by wall-of-distortion shoegaze bands like My Bloody Valentine … Read more

The Joy Formidable – “The Wrong Side” [Video]

Earlier this summer, The Joy Formidable announced that they would be returning with yet another huge step forward, in the shape of new album AAARTH. The band is now unveiling a video for their latest single “The Wrong Side”.

Bassist and vocalist Rhydian Davies comments on the visuals; “This is our second collaboration with [Boston-based creative studio] TRLLM. We love their imagination and, like all our favourite artists, they’re not afraid to make it weird. They had the background to the song, how lyrically it’s pieced like a collage from memories and snippets of time, and they used that, along with the album artwork to create this experimental, multi-coloured dream sequence that we think captures the essence beautifully.”

AAARTH is released on September 28th via Hassle Records on CD, download and LP, 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 to Release ‘Silent Treatment’ EP Tomorrow

Welsh trio The Joy Formidable have announced the release of their Silent Treatment EP on all digital outlets tomorrow. The Silent Treatment EP includes 4 tracks, including a new mix of the title track done by William Orbit (Blur, Madonna, Pink), a live version of “Tendons” recorded at London’s Roundhouse, and previously unreleased song “All … Read more

The Joy Formidable Announce Record Store Day Single “A Minute’s Silence”

The Joy Formidable will take part in this year’s Record Store Day with a special 12” single release, “A Minute’s Silence.” The B-side of the single is an acoustic cover of Bruce Springsteen’s classic “Badlands” that was recorded live at the Sirius XM studios in NY. The band recorded “A Minute’s Silence” in 2012 during … Read more

The Joy Formidable Release Video for “Little Blimp”; US Tour Starts Today

The Joy Formidable are excited to share their new music video for “Little Blimp” today. The video was shot over the last few weeks using a Go Pro camera attached to the headstock of lead-singer Ritzy Bryan’s guitar during performances in London, Brighton, and at Stubb’s during SXSW. Enjoy below! The Joy Formidable Tour Dates … Read more

The Joy Formidable: Wolf’s Law [Album Review]

The Joy Formidable Wolf’s Law Atlantic Records [2013] Fire Note Says: Wolf’s Law is the record Joy Formidable fans were hoping for…and then some! Album Review: How do you follow-up a record like 2011’s The Big Roar, which was my #2 album of the year in 2011? After all, as great as that record was, … Read more

The Joy Formidable: The Big Roar [Album Review]

The Joy FormidableThe Big RoarAtlantic Records/Canvasback Music [2011] Right from the opening track, “The Everchanging Spectrum Of A Lie”, you get a solid 7:45 complex song that captures the sonic experience you are in for on The Joy Formidable’s debut full length record. Exploding guitars, pounding drums and walls of sounds are contained all within … Read more