Biffy Clyro Are On Course For Their Third Number One Album
Biffy Clyro released their five K‑rated new album, A Celebration Of Endings, last Friday, to thunderous applause. Obviously. But so hard has everyone fallen in love with the Scottish titans’ new one that it’s currently Number One in the UK album charts, outselling the rest of the Top Five put together thanks to apparently shifting over 20,000 copies already.
Talking to Kerrang! about the new album, frontman Simon Neil explained how the band got in touch with the seam of positivity that runs through its core.
“The positivity of this record came from realising that, actually, you can’t expect anyone else to do anything on your behalf,” he told us. “[Biffy’s seventh album] Ellipsis was quite a vulnerable record, I think – it was saying, ‘This is us, this is who we are, don’t come on our land.’ And yet in the time after it, it felt like someone had come on our land, taken all our stuff and strewn all over the fucking countryside. We had to pick up these pieces, and actually, in the act of picking up everything that’s broken, you realise what you really want to cherish. Change is a scary thing for anyone, but actually, change can be good and a chance to make your situation better. All we can control is ourselves. Where do you sit? What do you feel? So that’s where we’ll start. And that’s the change we will make.
“The last lyric of the record, ‘Fuck everybody’? It’s like, ‘Yeah, fuck everybody. Whatever. The only things we can rely on is what we’re in control of.’”
Biffy also recently announced their next UK jaunt, the hopefully-titled Fingers Crossed Tour, for next Spring.
Biffy Clyro tour
11 Liverpool University (Mountford Hall)
12 London O2 Forum Kentish Town
13 Cambridge Corn Exchange
15 Sheffield O2 Academy
16 Southampton O2 Guildhall
17 Bristol O2 Academy
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