The band debuted three new tunes during their Maida Vale session
Biffy Clyro have unveiled three new songs from their upcoming album ‘Ellipsis’ during a Maida Vale session for Radio 1.
Set to be released on July 8, the band played lead single ‘Wolves of Winter’ and a host of old favourites. The three new tracks their premiered were ‘Re-Arrrange’, ‘Medicine’ and ‘Animal Style’.
Annie Mac also picked ‘Animal Style’ as her hottest record, with the track receiving a separate recording to the other session.
Last month, 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.
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.”
The band recently announced that they’ll headline this summer’s Reading (August 28) and Leeds Festivals (August 26).
They 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. Listen to the three new songs below.