Band set to return with their seventh album
Biffy Clyro have announced details of their new album ‘Ellipsis’, as well as unveiling a new song.
‘Ellipsis’ is the follow up to 2013’s double album ‘Opposites’ and will be released on July 8 via Warner Bros Records and 14th Floor Recordings.
New track ‘Wolves Of Winter’ was premiered on Beats 1 by Zane Lowe. Listen to the song beneath.
Speaking to Lowe, singer Simon Neil said: “We’re saying something new with our seventh album… We’re trying to feel like it’s our first album again. We’ve still got balls. We’re still here to get in your face.”
In a press release, Neil says of the new song: “‘Wolves of Winter’ is about us being wolves on a patch and if you come onto that patch, we’ll tear you limb-from-limb”.
Speaking about their forthcoming seventh album, frontman Simon Neil recently told NME the album will sound as “fucked up” as possible, describing the LP as the “best record we’ve made”. “We wanted to force ourselves to take a left turn, keep ourselves guessing,” he added.
“For the first time ever we’ve been messing around properly with programming, so rather than making the heavy parts heavy with guitars and distortion, we’re trying to find different ways to make things intense,” Neill continued.
“It’ll be leaner and meaner than the last – no orchestras,” he added. “This album is going to be the opposite of cinematic. If the last records were kind of Ridley Scott, then this one is more John Waters. It’s quite dirty! We’ve taken a lot of influence from recent hip-hop records, like the latest A$AP Rocky – they’re so fucking good because they’ve got really grimy, dirty, horrible sounds with beautiful vocals, or vice versa. We’re trying to get that balance of things teetering on the edge of chaos the entire time. It’s going to sound like Biffy, but it’s about ‘rocking’ instead of ‘rock’.”
Neill described the album as the start of a new chapter: “For me, the first three albums we made were lo-fi, angular prog-metal and the last three were big-boy records – big, important music. This one is just embracing the chaos. This is the first one where we’ve been feeling our way in the dark a little. I think that’s exciting. This is probably the pre-teen album! The reboot.”
“It’s the first album where I’ve tried to come out fighting, give the people who’ve upset me a bit of what-for. I feel like this one is me saying that I know who I am, here are my strengths, here are my flaws, it is what it is… It’s fight rock, pint-in-the-face rock.”