ALBUM REVIEW: The Joy Formidable – Aaarth | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Hassle Records

Released: 28.09.18







A colossal, jittering, glittering surge of emotions that enraptures and captivates, Aaarth is the fourth studio album from Welsh alternative three-piece The Joy Formidable, which surges straight into your central nervous system and pours through your veins.

Few bands could be better named than these supreme purveyors of pure exultation, and it’s clear that a growing maturity demonstrated on this album has allowed the exploration and glorious exposition of multiple layers, levels and responses.

The gentle, coaxing lullaby hush of All In All tucks you into a tender, quilted dreamland; Cicada clicks and ticks with exquisite eastern promise; while What For builds to a shock and awe tidal wave. Dive into the deep end and immerse yourself in an adrenalin ride of formidable joy with Aaarth.



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