Biffy Clyro disown their own album

Band distance themselves from forthcoming release

Biffy Clyro have disowned a new compilation album – featuring songs from the band’s first three albums, 2002’s ‘Blackened Sky’, 2003’s ‘The Vertigo Of Bliss’ and 2004’s ‘Infinity Land’ – that is set to be released.

The compilation has been assembled by their old record label, Beggars Banquet, for whom the three albums were recorded before they signed for their current label, 14th Floor.

Writing on the band’s website from the USA, Biffy Clyro‘s tour manager wrote: “It looks like Beggars will finally do what they’ve threatened to do and release a singles compilation.

“The band have chosen not to be involved with this release, beyond requesting that they [Beggars] don’t attempt to create a ‘new’ album. It would have been awesome if the B-sides from that period had surfaced as a compilation, but what can you do?”

A spokesperson for Beggars disputed that the band were not involved in the release, telling the Daily Record: “I have heard this, but the truth is that it is being done with the band. There is nothing untoward, we are not going behind their back – this is being done with the blessing of the band.”