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The Joy Formidable finish second album with Nirvana mixer

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James McLaren James McLaren | 07:59 UK time, Thursday, 10 May 2012

Currently wowing America with their expressive, wall-of-sound indie, The Joy Formidable have put the finishing touches to their much-anticipated second album with acclaimed mixer Andy Wallace (Nirvana, Rage Against The Machine, Kasabian, Coldplay).

The Joy Formidable with Andy Wallace

The Joy Formidable with Andy Wallace

The Joy Formidable

The Joy Formidable

The as-yet-untitled follow-up to The Big Roar was recorded at a studio in Maine, and in their tour bus as they journeyed around the States.

Talking to Spin magazine Ritzy Bryan said: "We've just been really excited about moving on artistically. I think it's been a very natural stride forward. [Rhydian and I] are from a classical background, but we've never scored or composed for instruments before so I think we found ourselves quite challenged by allowing our musical palette to grow. That's always kind of exciting about the music that we're making, that it can catch people off-guard in different ways."

Ritzy believes that working with Andy Wallace has given the upcoming record "a greater sense of dynamism and clarity than...The Big Roar. The thing with Andy is, he makes great sounding records. It's not always about everything being technically correct. It's about keeping all these little nuances. It's about making the most out of the music that's there. [Andy] allowed moments in the songs to flourish beautifully."

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