Biffy Clyro have big plans for 2018

The three-piece are set to follow up their July 2016 album 'Ellipsis' with at least one new release this year

Biffy Clyro have given fans an update on their plans for 2018, with frontman Simon Neil revealing that the band are working on two new albums.

The Ayrshire three-piece last released a full-length LP back in July 2016 with ‘Ellipsis’, their seventh studio album. The band have been working on the follow-up to that album in recent months, with Neil revealing back in November that political anger would “fucking infiltrate” their creative process.

Neil has now spoken further about the progress of the band’s new material, with the frontman telling Kerrang! that Biffy are currently writing two new projects.

“We’re working on two records!” Neil said. “One is for a movie directed by Jamie Adams, based around the songs on an album we’re making.

“Unfortunately, timing-wise this has impacted our ‘Ellipsis’ companion record, because there aren’t enough days in the year! The film will be named after the record and will share some dialogue and lyrics. The record will influence the film and then feed back to the music. It’s an unusual way to make a record, and that’s why I’m buzzing about it – it’s a different way to feel inspired.

“It will be out later in 2018, and then it’ll be Biffy opus eight!”

Speaking back in November, Neil also praised “the next generation” for being “more aware and enlightened”.

“I feel really proud of the next generation”, he said. “They are the first generation of people growing up that have always had the internet. They are going to have a conscience like we have never had. They are more aware and enlightened.”