In 2013, Canadian shoegaze outfit No Joy earned raves for their sophomore album Wait to Pleasure. That was their breakthrough in terms of audience, but their upcoming third, More Faithful, just might be their breakthrough in terms of sound.
"For us it feels really big," No Joy's Jasamine White-Gluz says, speaking to Billboard from the band's current European tour. "It's the first record we've done fully as a four-piece band. It's a way more calculated album. On other records we would take an idea and experiment in the studio. These songs we practiced or played live and made sure we knew them inside and out before we went to the studio."
Aside from listening to a lot of Ross Robinson productions lately (At the Drive-In, The Blood Brothers), White-Gluz says one of the album's tracks, "Holllywood Teeth," has an unlikely, tangential inspiration: Hilary Duff.