Throughout, the songs are articles of wonder. With its faint echoes of Itchycoo Park, by the Small Faces, Witch’s Cup is an earworm with a long-term lease. As Simon Neil sings 'wisdom no more… eloquence no more', on the barnstorming A Hunger In Your Haunt, he might just be throwing a nod toward his Celtic brethren The Proclaimers. The murderous groove of Errors In The History Of God proves once again that twin brothers Ben and James Johnston are one of the best, if not the best, rhythm sections in popular music. Most striking of all, the album’s closing track, the wondrous and berserk Slurpy Slurpy Sleep Sleep – a sister piece to the wildly liberating Cop Syrup – shows what can be achieved when a band possesses the talent to harness the furthest reaches of a capacious imagination.
Deconstructive, deliberate and exquisitely designed, The Myth Of The Happily Ever After is the sound of a world-class band making truly world-class music. The only thing more exciting than every bar of its 11 songs is the promise of where Biffy Clyro might go next.
For fans of: Muse, Rush, At The Drive In
The Myth Of The Happily Ever After is released on October 22 via Warner Records
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