The Joy Formidable

live + signing

Monday, 1st October 2018

Rough Trade East

Doors 6:00pm
On-stage 7:00pm
Signing after show

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The Joy Formidable will be live in-store at Rough Trade East to perform tracks from new album 'AAARTH', released 28th September on Hassle.

Welsh rock trio The Joy Formidable return with yet another huge step forward, in the shape of fourth album AAARTH. Propelled by their restlessness and curiosity, the band continue to sit at the forefront of inventive and aggressive guitar music, taking what can be done with the instrument to new levels with each album.

AAARTH marks a transformative, near-psychedelic rebirth that channels long-held anger, soundtracking a chaotic global period of injustice and division, setting it against a deeply poignant backdrop of personal experiences and healing. Although the album came into being as the band travelled the globe and recorded in their mobile recording studio, the music intertwines the whispering hills of Wales with the otherworldly rainbow canyons of the Utah / Arizona border. It's an intense, melodic and commanding piece of work.