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Simon Neil – bare-chested, alone with an acoustic guitar, silhouetted against a white curtain – cuts a lonely figure as he opens Biffy Clyro’s arena tour with an emotionally tender…

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Over the course of their fourth and fifth albums (2007’s ‘Puzzle’ and 2009’s ‘Only Revolutions’) Ayrshire’s Biffy Clyro took on the task of transforming themselves from a trio of leftfield…

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Is there a rock finishing school for bands like Biffy Clyro? Are there open days at Prof W OaaaahhhhHHHH’s backing vox studio? Sessions in the gym to learn jumping with…

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’Mon the Biff! The Scots are back. And it sounds like touring with Metallica has brought out the band’s heavier side. Loud-quiet-loud-quiet-loud. And then… bagpipes! Oh dear. Korn and AC/DC…

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You should never look back: you’re likely to trip over your laces, step in front of the oncoming car, regret the things you haven’t done rather than the things you…

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It’s taken 15 years for Biffy Clyro to arrive at this moment. Fifteen years of gruelling work, relentless touring and a stunning new album for Simon Neil to stand before…

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Snow, sunshine and ski slopes: not things one would necessarily associate with festivals, but then Snowbombing ain’t most festivals. Ten years old this year, it’s a week-long, Brit-populated affair involving…

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Brown, darling, your credit is not welcome here”, reads the sign on a shop door, while next to the till at a bar is a plastic cup bearing the legend…

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The weird thing about Biffy Clyro is that when they write songs that jump between time signatures like a frog evading a hammer, they’re more often than not utterly brilliant.…

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Is a compilation of their early singles really the best introduction to Simon and co? In 2001, Biffy Clyro played the graveyard slot at a club night held at…

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The trillionth single release from the lauded ‘Puzzle’ album sees Biffy Clyro in crazy experimental mode. And, to be more precise, that experiment seems to involve changing the words to…

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You’d get good odds on any band with the word ‘Biffy’ in its name becoming one of the planet’s finest purveyors of intelligent hard rock, but crikey, Ayrshire’s bearded heroes…

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Biffy Clyro are not cool. For once, however, this is a very good thing, because if they were, there’d be no way in hell that they’d be able to get…

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With a whole 91 seconds of random guitar stabs to negotiate before anything remotely interesting happens, you could accuse this of ‘taking a while to warm up’ if you were…

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Anyone who’s loved Biffy Clyro over the last few years will be no stranger to heartbreak. We valiantly cheered them on as they released album after album to the growing…

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The fact that Biffy are from Scotland is confusing, especially when they dish out power-punk that’s so American it’s practically got the Stars & Stripes embossed on it. Yet, this…