Biffy Clyro have 20 songs for ‘aggressive’ new album

Simon Neil has said that the follow-up to 2013's 'Opposites' is "really rocking"

Biffy Clyro frontman Simon Neil has said that the band have 20 songs – which are all 80% written – for their next album.

However, in a new interview with Q, Neil explained that the follow-up to 2013’s double LP ‘Opposites’ might only have ten tracks when it is completed.

“It’s sounding really rocking at the moment. I think it’s important to put some more rules and limitations on what we do because on the last few records we ran with whatever ideas we had,” he said. “So on this one, when I say stripped back it’s not going to sound skeletal or anything but perhaps a bit more aggressive. Coming off the back of a double album, it’s important to be really concise so we might only have ten songs.”

At the end of last year drummer Ben Johnston told NME that the band will be recording the LP this summer: “It’s coming along; we’re not in any massive rush at all – we don’t want to anything that’s not perfect. We’re working hard – we’ve got too many songs, which is great! A great place to be at.”

The trio also said they would be demo-ing their new songs this month. “We’ll see where we’re at, and then we’ll go and record early summer next year,” he said. “There’s a large batch of songs.”

When asked which studio they’ll be working in, Johnston said that nothing has been finalised yet, but that they would like to record somewhere ‘exotic’. “It’s going to be somewhere exotic, I think!” he said. “We always like to get away from Scotland to record – we try and go somewhere different from here, with sunshine and a bit a of warmth. We’ll see what happens.”