The Joy Formidable announce new album, Hitch, share “The Last Thing On My Mind” — watch

Plus, the Welsh outfit to tour the US in support

    Last July, The Joy Formidable emerged from hibernation with two gifts for their fans: an excellent cover of the Twin Peaks theme song, and news that a new album was on the horizon. Today, they’ve returned with details of that forthcoming LP. Titled Hitch, it’s slated for a March 25th release through the band’s own C’Mon Lets Drift/Caroline Records.

    As The Joy Formidable told Consequence of Sound over the summer, the follow-up to 2013’s Wolf’s Law was recorded primarily in their Red Brick studio in North Wales. “We’ve taken our time, made something special,” they said at the time.

    Our first taste of the new full-length comes courtesy of “The Last Thing On My Mind”. The lead single plays out like smoky rocker, and comes with its own booty-filled music video. Frontwoman Rhiannon “Ritzy” Bryan explained the concept behind both the track and clip:

    “It’s a song about freedom, about feeling alive & a part of that is about sexual liberation too, which is why we wanted to make a music video from the perspective of a heterosexual female gaze. It shows men in many forms, being free, being sexy, being watched, it’s beautiful and provocative and is some small attempt to re-address the existing imbalance of perspective and nudity in music videos.”


    Watch the visual below, followed by the album’s tracklist and the band’s upcoming tour schedule, which includes a US leg and a number of South American festival appearances.

    Hitch Tracklist:
    01. A Second in White
    02. Radio of Lips
    03. The Last Thing on My Mind
    04. Liana
    05. The Brook
    06. It’s Started
    07. The Gift
    08. Running Hands With the Night
    09. Fog (Black Windows)
    10. Underneath the Petal
    11. Blowing Fire
    12. Don’t Let Me Know

    The Joy Formidable 2016 Tour Dates:
    02/21 – Manchester, UK @ The Deaf Institute
    02/22 – Cardiff, UK @ Clwb Ifor Bach
    02/23 – London, UK @ Oslo
    02/24 – Birmingham, UK @ The Rainbow Courtyard
    02/25 – Glasgow, UK @ King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut
    03/10 – Bogota, CO @ Festival Estereo Picnic
    03/12 – Sao Paulo, BR @ Lollapalooza Brazil
    03/18 – Buenos Aires, AR @ Lollapalooza Argentina
    03/19 – Santiago, CL @ Lollapalooza Chile
    03/28 – West Hollywood, CA @ The Roxy Theatre
    03/29 – West Hollywood, CA @ The Roxy Theatre
    03/30 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
    04/01 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
    04/02 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
    04/05 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
    04/06 – Chicago, IL @ Double Door
    04/07 – Iowa City, IA @ Mission Creek Festival
    04/08 – Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge
    04/10 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theater
    04/12 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
    04/13 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
    04/14 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
    04/15 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
    05/12-14 – Wrexham, UK @ FOCUS Wales
    05/27 – Napa, CA @ BottleRock Napa Valley