A Balloon Called Moaning

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A Balloon Called Moaning
EP by The Joy Formidable
Released 17 December 2008
Genre Indie rock
Noise rock
Label Pure Groove (UK)
Black Bell (US)
Rallye (Japan)
The Joy Formidable chronology
A Balloon Called Moaning
The Big Roar
Singles from A Balloon Called Moaning
  1. "Austere"
    Released: 10 January 2008
  2. "Cradle"
    Released: 2 February 2009
  3. "Whirring"
    Released: May 2009

A Balloon Called Moaning is the debut extended play by Welsh indie rock band The Joy Formidable. It was released exclusively in Japan in December 2008, then released with additional tracks in the UK the following month.

Critical reception[edit]

The album was reviewed by the NME, which rated it 8/10,[1] and by Pitchfork Media, which rated it 6.7/10.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by The Joy Formidable.

No. Title Length
1. "The Greatest Light Is the Greatest Shade"   5:20
2. "Cradle"   2:47
3. "Austere"   3:05
4. "While the Flies"   3:41
5. "Whirring"   3:34
6. "9669"   2:49
7. "The Last Drop"   3:25
8. "Ostrich"   4:37


  1. ^ NME, 02/21/2009, p.43
  2. ^ "A Balloon Called Moaning review". Pitchfork Media. February 2009. Retrieved 31 August 2011.