THE JOY FORMIDABLE announce new EP & ‘Liana’ video + European tour – Pledge charity project

October 10, 2016


’Sleep Is Day’ – new EP
featuring ‘Liana’ (from ‘Hitch’ album)
+ 6 acoustic songs
‘Liana’ video :
London show 30.11.16 at Islington Assembly Hall
Follows mainland European tour with Placebo (full itinerary below)
Group also announce new Pledge project with all proceeds donated to the
Sumatran Orangutan Society
The Joy Formidable have just released a new digital EP entitled ‘Sleep Is Day’,
which features ‘Liana’ (from their current album, ‘Hitch) plus 6 acoustic songs.
Singer Ritzy Bryan explains that “we had some beautiful live recordings of tracks 
from ‘Hitch’ that we’d done acoustically, I think they were the building blocks 
of this EP. Then things got dangerous when we started dabbling with a few covers.”
‘Sleep Is Day’ pays homage to David Bowie, the Misfits reunion and TJF’s current
tour buddies, the South African four piece KONGOS. Currently on the road together
in North America, Ritzy hints that early 2017 could bring an acoustic tour.
“We’re planning on taking a show on the road that’s very intimate and features
some great guest performers.”

‘LIana’ has also inspired a brand new charity project via Pledge with all profits
being donated to SOS, the Sumatran Orangutan Society
Says Ritzy, “We read a tweet by the naturalist and conservationist Bill Oddie where 
he was lamenting the destruction of the lianas in the orangutans’ natural habitat. 
Once we started reading about the crisis the orangutan was facing, it set the wheels
in motion for us wanting to raise some money.” Several items are to be sold by the
band, including artwork, merchandise and one of Ritzy’s Fender guitars.
The accompanying video for ‘Liana’ takes the viewer on a journey through tropical
rainforests and all its inhabitants. It reminds us how we are all connected, how the
“forest of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves 
and to one another.”
‘Sleep Is Day’ EP
1  Liana (from ‘Hitch’)
2  Radio Of Lips (acoustic)
3  Angelfuck (The Misfits cover)
4  The Last Thing On My Mind (acoustic)
5  Ashes To Ashes (David Bowie cover)
6  Escape (KONGOS cover)
7  Sleep Is Day
iTunes :
Spotify :
November 2016 European Tour
07.11 Mercedes-Benz Arena – Berlin, Germany+
08.11 Forum Karlin – Prague, Czech Republic+
10.11 KC Drazen Petrovic-Cibona – Zagreb, Croatia+
11.11 Budapest Sportarena – Budapest, Hungary+
13.11 Stadhalle – Vienna, Austria+
15.11 Mediolanumform – Milan, Italy+
16.11 Hallenstadion – Zurich, Switzerland+
18.11 Zenith Arena – Lille, France+
19.11 Sportpaleis Antwerpen – Merksem, Belgium+
21.11 Ziggo Dome – Amsterdam, Netherlands+
23.11 Festhalle-Messe – Frankfurt, Germany+
24.11 Schleyerhalle – Stuttgart, Germany+
25.11 Kulturhaus Karlstorbahnhof – Ronneburg, Germany
26.11 Galaxie – AmnEville, France+
28.11 Zenith Nantes Metropole – Saint Herblain, France+
29.11 AccorHotels Arena – Paris, France+
30.11 Islington Assembly Hall – London, UK
+ with Placebo

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