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The Joy Formidable Announce Expanded 10th Anniversary Edition Of Debut EP 'A Balloon Called Moaning'

Tuesday, 06 August 2019 Written by Jon Stickler

Photo: Steve Reynolds

The Joy Formidable have announced a 10th anniversary reissue of their debut EP, 'A Balloon Called Moaning'.

The commemorative double album edition will feature their 2009 EP alongside re-worked acoustic Welsh versions of their tracks, collectively titled 'Y Falŵ​n Drom'.

Speaking about the expanded release, which arrives on October 15 via Hassle Records, vocalist and guitarist Ritzy Bryan said:

"We've been through such a lot as a band over the years, it's been a really reflective studio session, returning to the old recordings and transforming them into these beautiful stripped back, intimate versions. It's exciting hearing them in the Welsh language because now they have new life too and can be a celebration of language as well as memory."

The band play Glasgow's Bellahouston Park when opening for the Cure on August 16. They'll also support the reissue with autumn shows in the UK and North America, though dates are yet to be confirmed.

'A Balloon Called Moaning' tracklist:

1. The Greatest Light is the Greatest Shade
2. Cradle
3. Austere
4. While the Flies
5. Whirring
6. 9669
7. The Last Drop
8. Ostrich
9. Y Golau Mwyaf yw'r Cysgod Mwyaf
10. Crud
11. Llym
12. Tra bo'r gwybed
13. Chwyrlio
14. 9669
15. Y Diferyn Olaf
16. Estrys

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