Band Of Horses' Ben Bridwell to appear on Biffy Clyro's new album 'Opposites'

Singer has recorded vocals on two tracks on the Scottish trio's forthcoming double album

Band Of Horses' Ben Bridwell to appear on Biffy Clyro's new album 'Opposites'

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Band Of Horses' Ben Bridwell is set to feature on two tracks on Biffy Clyro's new double-album 'Opposites'.

The double album is the follow-up to the Scottish trio's 2009 platinum selling LP 'Only Revolutions' and is due for release in early 2013.

Speaking to NME about the collaboration, Bridwell said: "I got an email from our manager via their A&R rep asking if I'd be interested in singing on a couple of songs. I'm a huge fan of those guys, especially of their last record, so I just freaked out. I couldn't believe it."

He continued: "Simon [Neil - Biffy Clyro frontman] and I got in touch and talked about it here and there. Months later, he hit me up again and said they were ready to go ahead with it. We were in the middle of our promotional cycle so between all the interviews, finding a second of time didn’t seem like an option. But Bill [Reynolds, Band Of Horses' bassist] and I set up a little mic in our hotel room and decided to go for it and just scream as loud as possible."

Although the final tracklisting for 'Opposites' is yet to be confirmed, it is likely Bridwell will appear on two songs. There are currently no plans for the singer to join the band live, but, Bridwell did say that another collaboration could be in the pipeline in the future.

He said of this: "I wanted them to sing on this song called 'Dumpster World' from our new album. I even sent it to Simon to see if it would catch his ear but, in the end, it seemed to be deviating from what our plot was for this thing. But yes, in the future, I would certainly love it to happen. I think Biffy Clyro would sound awesome on a Band Of Horses record."

Band of Horses release their fourth album 'Mirage Rock' on September 17. You can watch a video of the band performing a special version of their new single 'Slow Cruel Hands Of Time' at the top of the page.

The band will support Jack White at London Roundhouse on Saturday (September 8) as part of the iTunes Festival and will also play a four-date UK tour for later this year.

The trek begins at Birmingham's HMV Institute on November 15, before moving on to Glasgow's O2 Academy on November 16, Manchester Academy on November 19 and finally London's HMV Hammersmith Apollo on November 20.

'Mirage Rock' is the follow-up to 2010's 'Infinite Arms' and has been produced by Glyn Johns, who has previously worked with the likes of The Who, Bob Dylan and The Clash.

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Video: Band Of Horses – 'Slow Cruel Hands Of Time'

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