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The Joy Formidable are celebrating the 10th anniversary of their seminal debut EP ‘A Balloon Called Moaning’ with the release of a very special double vinyl edition which includes a re-master of the original plus a newly recorded acoustic version sung in Welsh. Plus, they have launched a video of ‘While The Flies’ – now titled ‘Tra B’or Gwybed’.

There will only be x1000 copies of the EP ‘A Balloon Called Moaning’  re-release being made available which they showcase at Islington Assembly Hall in London on Sunday 24th of November.

The Joy Formidable have recently hit back with their new single “Into The Blue,” their first new material since their 2018 album AAARTH.

It was written in North Wales and later completed at their homes in Utah. The chugging anthemic track has their now trademark sound, with a mix of a slow-building rock sound that gradually transforms into something anthemic and life-affirming.

To celebrate, we’re releasing a special DOUBLE album edition of our first EP A Balloon Called Moaning. The double album will include the 2009 version (re-mastered for Vinyl) plus a newly recorded acoustic Welsh Language version Y Falŵ​n Drom and will be released November 1st. Limited to a 1000 copies, you can preorder it now here: Thank you for all your support & for giving us a very memorable 1st decade of TJF Here’s Tra B’or Gwybed from Y Falŵ​n Drom.


The Joy Formidable are back with their first new single since 2018’s AAARTH, and it finds their dreamy, grungy sound in fine form. The Welsh rockers have shared a brand new song, “Into the Blue,” via a video for the track. It’s the band’s first new single since their 2018 album, “AAARTH”. Watch the video, which the band self-directed, below.

The song was written in Wales, but recorded in the band’s current home of Utah.

Lead singer/guitarist Ritzy Bryan had this to say about the single in a press release: “‘Into the Blue’ is about surrendering to love and magic. Having the courage to enjoy a new journey and the mystery and excitement of something unexpected. It’s about opening your eyes to beauty and love again. Making it to the other side. Whilst not conceived as a metaphor for the times we all live in now, it certainly turned out that way.”

Of the video, Bryan adds: “I am always daydreaming in the bathtub between recordings. That diffuse thinking where your mind wanders freely – I always finish songs when I’m in that state. The idea that your imagination, that escape into another, deeper world can sometimes create a stronger connection with yourself.”

The new single “Into The Blue” Available Now