Biffy Clyro kick off 2016 with a brand new song – watch

Their anticipated seventh album is due to drop in 2016

Biffy Clyro began 2016 in style by premiering a brand new song. The track, called On A Bang, featured in their headline set at Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Concert In The Gardens on Thursday night (December 31), their first gig in over a year.

The Scottish rock band took time off from touring in 2015 to work on their forthcoming seventh album, the follow-up to 2013’s ‘Opposites’. In November, the band took to Instagram to post a series of pictures from a recording studio. One of the images posted shows frontman Simon Neil in the recording booth, and is captioned: “Somebody help me sing!” Producer Rich Costey, who has produced albums by Muse – including ‘Black Holes and Revelations’ and Absolution – as well as CHVRCHES, Death Cab For Cutie and Frank Turner, also posted a picture of Neil with a microphone.

Anticipation continued to build around the album in December, when the band revealed some of the influences shaping the new record. Speaking to DIY, Neil revealed:

“My main aim of this record is that I want to make a record that sounds like Deafheaven meets Tears For Fears meets Death Grips,” he says. “I don’t know if we’ll get anywhere near it, but that’s the three touchstones of songwriting and sonic architecture that I want us to try and go for.”

The band are set to play a series of festivals across Europe this year, including Germany’s Rock am Ring, Finland’s Provinssi and Bråvalla in Sweden. Until then, watch these fan-shot videos of On A Bang and read our track review.