Biffy Clyro share new single ‘Animal Style’ and announce acoustic show

Band will play intimate show ahead of releasing new album 'Ellipsis'

Biffy Clyro have unveiled a new track called ‘Animal Style’ as well as announcing details of an intimate acoustic show.

The Scottish band will release upcoming album ‘Ellipsis’ on July 8. The band had previously played ‘Animal Style’ live during a Maida Vale session for BBC Radio 1. Listen to the studio version below via Spotify.

Biffy Clyro will also play a small acoustic show at 100-capacity Headrow House venue in Leeds on June 1. Tickets are only available to Reading and Leeds festival ticket holders. The band will co-headline this summer’s Reading (August 28) and Leeds festivals (August 26) alongside Fall Out Boy.

Biffy Clyro will also play their biggest Scottish show at Glasgow’s Bellahouston Park on August 27. Part of this year’s Glasgow Summer Sessions, the 35,000 capacity show features special guests Fall Out Boy, Wolf Alice and Cage The Elephant.

Previously, frontman Simon Neil revealed that he was in a “terrible headspace” during the early process of making the band’s new album. Speaking to NME, Neil discussed his mental health and reveals that touring around the band’s last album ‘Opposites’ saw him struggling.

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Following a UK headline tour in April 2013, the band called off a series of shows, citing the frontman’s “serious respiratory problem”.

“I had a bit of a ‘do’,” Neil says now. “This is going to turn into a right downer interview, but before that our very first tour manager died of leukaemia; Storm [Thorgerson, designer of their artwork] died; my gran died; my best friend’s brother died on Christmas Day… It felt like when things couldn’t get any worse, they just kept getting worse.”