The Joy Formidable have announced their new album. ‘AAARTH’ is coming out on 28th September via Hassle Records.
Talking about the new record, vocalist Ritzy Bryan says: “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.
“We’ve definitely made a colourful, mystical collage with this record, partly because of our surroundings. Those multi-coloured sunsets & the primeval elements of nature in the Southwest – it’s emboldened our imaginations in the songwriting and the production. I love stories and seeing symbolism and meaning change with different cultures and interpretations.”
The band are set to play a London headline show in August and three in-store shows around the album’s release, as well as a handful of North American dates alongside Foo Fighters, and a pair of main stage performances at Reading & Leeds.
View the dates and listen to ‘The Wrong Side’ below.
22 London, Lexington
23 Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
24 Leeds Festival
26 Reading Festival
01 Seattle, Safeco Field (with Foo Fighters)
04 Edmonton, Rogers Place (with Foo Fighters)
06 Calgary, Scotiabank Saddledome (with Foo Fighters)
08 Vancouver, Rogers Arena (with Foo Fighters)
10 Portland, Moda Center (with Foo Fighters)
12 San Jose, SAP Center (with Foo Fighters)
29 Nottingam, Rough Trade (instore)
30 Bristol, Rough Trade (instore)
01 London, Rough Trade East (instore)