Biffy Clyro Return With New Single, Instant History
“This time around we wanted to lead with something that was the most out there thing which we’ve got on the record,” explains frontman Simon Neil. “Instant History is the biggest, most slammest pop moment we’ve ever worked on. It’s a fantastic opening statement, although musically it doesn’t reflect the album’s direction. But thematically it’s a good pointer for what the album is about: learning from mistakes and realising how you can move things forward. Things can be similar although they’ll never be the same, but let’s not be scared of that.”
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The track is taken from Biffy’s upcoming eighth studio album – the follow-up to 2016’s Ellipsis. It doesn’t yet have a name or release date, but was produced by GRAMMY-winning producer Rich Costey, and according to the press release pushes “everything they do best to the next level”.
In live news, Biffy were recently confirmed to perform at this year’s BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend.
“We are delighted to be appearing at Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Dundee,” enthused Simon. “We have had a wonderful relationship with Radio 1 over the years and it is always a highlight to play at the festival. We cannot wait!”
“Radio 1 is nothing without its listeners,” added Radio 1 Breakfast show host Greg James. “We rely on them getting involved in every show so to repay them for this, we love putting on a massive festival with our favourite artists – and this year we’ve got a brilliant opportunity to shout about our Scottish listeners and demonstrate how much we love them. I can’t wait to be made to apologise for the first, ‘Here we, here we… etc.’ that we hear on air.”
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