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The Joy Formidable Complete Recording Sessions For Their Sophomore Record

The Joy Formidable Complete Recording Sessions For Their Sophomore Record

Welsh trio The Joy Formidable are happy to announce they have completed recording for their highly anticipated sophomore album. The album was recorded in a cabin in Maine and on a tour bus crossing the United States. The album is the follow-up to the band’s acclaimed 2010 debut The Big Roar. The album was mixed by legendary Andy Wallace (Nirvana, Jeff Buckley Rage Against The Machine), and the release date is to be determined.

In a recent interview with, lead-singer Ritzy Bryan revealed that the band ended up recording 13 songs, and notes that they are more defiant, focused, and expansive than those on The Big Roar. “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.” Bryan also revealed that she and bassist Rhydian Dafydd wrote orchestral parts for a few album tracks that were recorded in London. You can read the entire piece for here

See below for photo of mixer Andy Wallace with band members Rhydian Dafydd and Ritzy Bryan

The band will preview some of the new material on the road this summer when they play some of the summer’s biggest and best festivals. For a full list of tour dates, see below:

Upcoming Tour Dates for The Joy Formidable
May 29 – George, WA @ Sasquatch Music Festival
Jun 02 – Kansas City, KS @ KRBZ Beach Ball
Jun 07-09 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo
Jul 04 – Milwaukee, WI @ Milwaukee Summer Fest
Jul 07 – Kelowna, Canada @ Kelowna Waterfront Park

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