Rock band Huxtable win competition to support Biffy Clyro at Relentless Live gig

Gig will take place at London's Troxy on November 22

A new, Kilmarnock-based rock band has won a nationwide competition to play the opening slot at Relentless Live, which is being headlined by Biffy Clyro.

Two-piece Huxtable, who are from the same town as Biffy Clyro, won Relentless’ Here to be Heard competition after beating their competitors in a public vote. The band had previously been shortlisted from more than 300 entries by NME’s new music editor Matt Wilkinson and Reading and Leeds Festival’s head booker Jon McIIdowie.

Huxtable is made up of Jordan Yates and Marc Williams-Brown, who have been playing together for almost a year. Yates said of the gig: “[Biffy Clyro] have been idols of mine ever since I was a wee boy, learning to play guitar and being in a band. Whatever else came after that, I’m not sure it would ever be topped.”

The Relentless Live gig will take place at London’s Troxy on November 22nd. It will be Biffy Clyro’s final London gig of 2014. Earlier this week, frontman Simon Neil debuted solo track ‘To The Bone’ under the moniker ZZC.

The track was released as part of the BBC’s Radio 1 Rescores: Drive project, which sees a host of artists including Chvrches and Foals contributing to a new version of the Drive soundtrack.