The follow-up to 'Parachutes' is ready for mixing...

COLDPLAY have completed recording their second album.

The group are currently mixing the untitled record, with a view to completing the project within the coming weeks. The follow-up to their ‘Parachutes’ debut is set for release later in the year.

Writing on the band’s official website, band manager Phil Harvey spoke about the record’s progress.

He said: “The recording is all finished so at least we know we’ve got the songs. Now it’s a question of doing the recordings justice by mixing them properly.

“Mixing a track can take anything between a couple of hours to six weeks (as has been the case on a couple of songs this time around). To a musical philistine like myself, the process appears to consist of playing a track hundreds and hundreds of times over and over again until you feel like you couldn’t possibly listen to it ever again.

“Of course, this is nonsense. Mixing is an absolutely crucial part of making an album and is incredibly hard to do well. This time around producer Ken Nelson and the band have decided to do it themselves and are proving to be as adept at knob twiddling as they are at everything else. I won’t degrade the work they’ve done by hyping it in my journal but basically, its fucking good.”

The band are also working on a final tracklisting for the record.