Biffy Clyro debut new song at Download Festival

Rockers celebrate a year since their breakthrough in style

Biffy Clyro played a brand new single at Download Festival this afternoon (June 14).

Performing in front of the largest crowds the Main Stage has seen so far this weekend, the band had a surprise up their sleeve for fans in the form of new track ‘Mountains’.

Released on August 25, the track is the Scot rockers’ first new material since the release of their breakthrough album ‘Puzzle’ last year.

A pounding upbeat rock song, ‘Mountains’ is among the band’s loudest moments to date, with a chorus refrain of “I am a mountain, I am the sea, you can’t take that away from me” which became an instant sing-along hit with the crowd.

Check the NME.COM Download Blog for the first review of the track.

Exactly a year since the release of ‘Puzzle’, the band moved up to the Main Stage after playing the festival’s smaller Dimebag Darrell Stage in 2007. They were met with glorious sunshine for their breakthrough.

After ‘Love Has A Diameter’, frontman Simon Neil climbed on top of the speaker as the crowd took over vocals for the song’s climax. After closing track ‘Glitter And Trauma’, he threw his guitar into the air.

Biffy Clyro played:

‘Saturday Superhouse’

‘Who’s Got A Match?’

‘A Whole Child Ago’


‘Love Has A Diameter’


‘Get Fucked, Stud’


‘Now I’m Everyone’

‘Living Is A Problem Because Everything Dies’

‘Glitter And Trauma’

Keep up with this weekend’s (June 13-15) festival action as it happens on NME.COM. For news, pictures and blogs keep checking the NME.COM’s Isle Of Wight Festival page and NME.COM’s Download Festival page for live coverage from both sites.

NME.COM spoke to Biffy Clyro after their triumphant set. Check out what they had to say in the video, below…