more from
Hassle Records

AAARTH

by The Joy Formidable

supported by
Daniel Gorbea
Daniel Gorbea thumbnail
Daniel Gorbea I love this album because it's TJF! Every track they record is absolutely perfect IMO! They Rock! Period! If you are not listening to TJF, you are just WRONG! 😍 Just listen to Cicada (Land On Your Back). What could be more perfect?
Get in here! Favorite track: Cicada (Land On Your Back).
Alexander Palmer
Alexander Palmer thumbnail
Alexander Palmer Where did THIS come from?? Much as I continued to love and support TJF, they've never QUITE managed to fulfil the massive potential suggested on their promising debut, with 'Hitch' suggesting they might now be a busted flush and would perhaps never fully justify the massive love I've always had for them. But suddenly, THIS arrives... An enthused, inspired, passionate and god-damn MEATY rock album that is very probably the band's best yet, and maybe the greatest rock album of 2018. Word limit...? Favorite track: Cicada (Land On Your Back).
Mike Boast
Mike Boast thumbnail
Mike Boast The Joy is still Formidable
more...
/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      £7.99 GBP  or more

     

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    We're offering a reserve & collection service at our shows in the US for the final few boxsets. These were manufactured in the US & are heavy & expensive to send to the rest of the world.
    Please only purchase if you have plans to come to a show. If you do reserve one, please bring your order confirmation email to the show so we can verify your purchase

    Each purchase includes instant membership to The Joy Formidable’s AAA Music Club.

    - Digital download of AAARTH upon release (The Wrong Side and Dance Of The Lotus available immediately)
    - 12” red coloured heavyweight AAARTH vinyl
    - 7” Cicada Picture disc (featuring exclusive track Land On Your Back)
    - Signature card signed by The Joy Formidable
    - Full colour 24 page bound booklet with lyric pages & Rhydian artwork
    - Enamel AAARTH badge
    - Membership includes 1 year annual subscription (with card) & access to 10 additional tracks in 2018-2019
    - End of year holiday postal surprise
    - Exclusive merch & tour offers for members

    Includes unlimited streaming of AAARTH via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ... more
    ships out within 20 days
    edition of 300  21 remaining
    Purchasable with gift card

      £90 GBP or more 

     

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Includes unlimited streaming of AAARTH via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 3 days

      £17.99 GBP or more 

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Includes unlimited streaming of AAARTH via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 3 days

      £10 GBP or more 

     

1.
03:06
2.
3.
03:11
4.
5.
05:47
6.
04:35
7.
8.
03:29
9.
10.
11.

about

“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. “AAARTH” unites the personal with the mythical and symbolic, as Bryan continues; “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. I see it in my lyrics, a lot of the imagery plays on being ambivalent because I’m often expressing a lot of things at once. That’s true of the title; it falls somewhere between a scream, an exaltation, a play on words, and then this motif of the bear (“arth” in Welsh) that spiritually represents strength, wisdom & healing.”

credits

released September 28, 2018

license

all rights reserved

tags

about

The Joy Formidable Wales, UK

shows

contact / help

Contact The Joy Formidable

Streaming and
Download help

Shipping and returns

Redeem code

If you like The Joy Formidable, you may also like: