Biffy Clyro’s Simon Neil announces new six-part radio show
Biffy Clyro frontman Simon Neil will soon be sharing his absolutely excellent taste in music as part of a new radio series for BBC Radio Scotland.
The weekly six-part show – which kicks off next Wednesday, June 9, at 10pm – “will explore his love of music and share tracks from artists that have inspired him as a musician and music fan”, from more traditional rock and metal to “a few musical surprises” along the way.
“It’s a pleasure to be doing The Simon Neil Experience with BBC Radio Scotland and BBC Sounds and I’m proud to present six shows that each explore a different style of music that I love,” says Simon. “Radio has been a big part of my life as a musician and music fan, and whilst we were not able to travel and share our music with the world, I wanted to share the songs, and artists, that have helped me through the last year, and more, alongside some very special guests that I am incredibly excited about.”
Gareth Hydes, who commissioned the series, adds: “It’s fantastic to welcome Simon to Radio Scotland’s presenter stable with this new series. We are excited to be working with him and looking forward to hearing the music that has inspired him through the decades and the stories behind them.
“It promises to be a must-listen for all Biffy Clyro fans but also for anyone interested in getting more insight in to what influences the front man of one of Scotland’s most successful musical exports.”
The Simon Neil Experience is available on BBC Radio Scotland and BBC Sounds from June 9 right here.
In other news, Biffy confirmed in May that they’d recently finished work on their “amazing” new album.
“Originally it was going to be completely hand-in-hand,” said Simon of what was initially supposed to be A Celebration Of Endings’ sister record. “They do relate, but because we didn’t tour I ended up writing about seven or eight new songs for the album. Originally it was intended to be a few off-cuts from A Celebration Of Endings, but now it’s got wonderful new art and it’s kind of its own beast.”
Biffy Clyro’s new single A Hunger In Your Haunt is described by Simon Neil as “an expression of pure frustration” and “a self-motivating mantra”.
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