The Joy Formidable announce 10-year anniversary of 'A Balloon Called Moaning'

To celebrate the 10-year anniversary of their brilliant debut EP 'A Balloon Called Moaning', The Joy Formidable have now announced their plans to reissue their seminal release with a batch of Welsh language version of their original tracks.

The new double album will feature the 2009 EP alongside a newly recorded acoustic Welsh language version ‘Y Falwn Drom’, is being previewed the acoustic version of 'Whirring' and its Welsh counterpart 'Chwyrlio', and is expected to arrive on the 25th October via Hassle Records.

On the new release, frontwoman 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."

Have a listen to both 'Whirring' and 'Chwyrlio' in the players and see the release's full tracklisting below.

'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

'Y Falŵ​n Drom' Tracklist:
1. Y Golau Mwyaf yw'r Cysgod Mwyaf
2. Crud
3. Llym
4. Tra bo'r gwybed
5. Chwyrlio
6. 9669
7. Y Diferyn Olaf
8. Estrys

More News

Panda Bear returns with new track 'playing the long game'

With his brilliant new album 'Buoys' still ringing in our ears from earlier this year, Panda Bear has now returned to deliver a brand new single.... 4 days 22 hours ago

Poliça announce new album 'When We Stay Alive'

After returning last year to release their collaborative album 'Music For The Long Emergency' with s t a r g a z e, Poliça are now back by themselves... 5 days 1 hour ago

Caribou returns with new single 'Home'

Having spent the last few years reviving his Daphni moniker with a series of new releases, producer Dan Snaith now returns to his Caribou project to... 5 days 2 hours ago

Cigarettes After Sex unveil new single 'Falling In Love'

With their eagerly-awaited new album set to drop later this month, Cigarettes After Sex have now unveiled the next cut to be lifted from their... 5 days 23 hours ago

Kim Gordon shares new track 'Hungry Baby'

With her highly-anticipated debut solo album out in just a matter of days, Kim Gordon has now dropped yet another cut lifted from her forthcoming... 6 days 2 hours ago

FKA twigs shares new single 'Home With You'

With her highly-anticipated sophomore studio album now less than a month away, FKA twigs has now unveiled the next cut to be lifted from her... 6 days 3 hours ago

Moon Duo - 'Lost Heads'

6 days 22 hours ago

Pizzagirl shares new track 'yesterday'

With his eagerly-awaited debut album arriving later this week, Pizzagirl has now unveiled yet another brilliant single taken from his forthcoming... 6 days 22 hours ago

King Princess delivers new single 'Hit The Back'

With her eagerly-awaited new album set to drop at the end of the month, King Princess has now unveiled the next cut to be lifted from her forthcoming... 1 week 2 hours ago