Biffy Clyro Release Beautiful Orchestral Version Of Space

Biffy reimagined the Celebration Of Endings song at Abbey Road Studios for Amazon…

Biffy Clyro Release Beautiful Orchestral Version Of Space
Nick Ruskell

Biffy Clyro have released a special, orchestral version of their song Space, available on Amazon Music.

The Ayreshire trio headed to London's Abbey Road Studios to reimagine the song from their Number One album, A Celebration Of Endings, and it's a triumph.

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"We're delighted to bring Space to life in a completely different way with a new orchestral arrangement by Walter Mair and the addition of the choir," say the band, "especially in such a special setting as Abbey Road, where we recorded the strings on the original track last year."

A Celebration Of Endings saw the band taking risks and pushing the more obtuse end of their sound.

"It’s a tumultuous record," explained frontman Simon Neil when Kerrang! went to visit them at their rehearsal space the week before release. "It’s meant to be unsettling; I think we’ve realised that that is a defining characteristic of our band. I don’t want one thing from bands I listen to; I never have. I remember being 16 years old and fuming when I heard Rage Against The Machine’s Evil Empire – and I love Rage, by the way – because to me it sounded too much like the same riffs I had heard on their debut. I’d just got [1997 album] El Diablo by Will Haven, and I couldn’t understand why Rage didn’t sound like that!

"Sometimes I want to write a song that sounds like [pop-rock duo] Roxette," he added. "The next minute I want to write a song that sounds like fucking Sunn O)))."

The band will be headlining next year’s Download Festival alongside KISS and System Of A Down.

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