The Joy Formidable is the first band signed to Black Bell Records, the label founded by Passion Pit’s synth player/sampler Ayad Al Adhamy. The band will release their Black Bell debut, an eight-song EP titled A Balloon Called Moaning, on May 4. They are excited to offer their song “Whirring” as an MP3 download. Listen to the track below.
The EP was recorded in the band’s home bedroom studio and was entirely self-produced. The Joy Formidable has sold out multiple UK tours throughout the past year and supported several standout bands including Editors and The Temper Trap. After touring the UK with Passion Pit, the band was invited to join them as the opening act to their shows at New York’s Terminal 5. Additionally, the band played two stateside headlining shows at Brooklyn’s Union Hall and New York City’s Pianos, both of which sold out.
The Joy Formidable performed at NJ’s The Bamboozle festival this past Sunday and will touring throughout Canadian venues for the first week of May. More dates to be announced.
May 4 – Horseshoe Tavern – Toronto, ON
May 5 – The Green Room – Montreal, QC
May 6 – Harper’s Ferry – Boston, MA
May 7 – Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
May 8 – Jillian’s – Albany, NY