Biffy Clyro announce new album title and debut 'Stingin' Belle' – listen

The band will release their sixth album later this year

Biffy Clyro announce new album title and debut 'Stingin' Belle' – listen

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Biffy Clyro have revealed that their forthcoming double album will be called 'Opposites'.

The band also debuted their brand new track, 'Stingin' Belle', on Zane Lowe's BBC Radio 1 show earlier this evening (July 31). Scroll down to listen to a fan-ripped version of the bagpipe-featuring track.

Speaking to Lowe about airing the song, the band's frontman Simon Neil said: "It's a strange situation when you're revealing what you've been working on for the past couple of years – it doesn't get any easier, but it's still exciting... we're definitely a bit nervous but we're very excited."

When asked why they had chosen to premiere the album with 'Stingin' Belle', Neil said: "It was one of the first songs that really clicked when we were recording it... it represents the record... It shows how over-the-top the record is." He added: "It might be our last really over the top record."

Neil also said that that the album was "weird" but still musical, saying: "We're still keeping things musical, still being as weird as we've always been."

The album title comes from the 'opposing' lyrics on each of the two discs, with one featuring positive lyrics and the other having a somewhat more negative sentiment. You can watch a trailer for the album at the bottom of the page.

Biffy Clyro were recently added to the line-up for London's iTunes Festival this year. They will headline London's Roundhouse on September 22.




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