The Joy Formidable are dropping a tenth-anniversary edition of their debut release later this year.
Due on 25th October via Hassle Records, the ‘A Balloon Called Moaning’ double-album will include their 2009 EP of the same name, plus a newly-recorded acoustic Welsh language version, ‘Y Falŵ n Drom’.
On the new release, Ritzy Bryan explains: “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 tracklisting reads:
A Balloon Called Moaning
1. The Greatest Light is the Greatest Shade
4. While the Flies
7. The Last Drop
Y Falŵ n Drom
1. Y Golau Mwyaf yw’r Cysgod Mwyaf
4. Tra bo’r gwybed
7. Y Diferyn Olaf