Scottish rockers Biffy Clyro return to Australia in March!
With the band currently holed up in their chilli Ayrshire practice pad, it seems a good time to announce that the band will break from demoing the fifth album and set off for a slightly sunnier climate.
That’s right the Biff, will be returning to the live stage this coming March for four shows along the Australian coast. The shows will take in Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney, with tickets available in the coming days. Tour dates below…
You’ll have heard of Biffy Clyro before of course. About how Simon Neil and school friend twins James and Ben Johnston formed their first band as young teenagers at school in the nearby town of Kilmarnock in 1995 over a shared love of experimental rock and hardcore.
You’ll know something of how they earned an army of rabidly devotional fans – christened Team Biffy – who followed them across the country and beyond, their hearts swelling with the searing emotion; their minds expanded by the threesome’s inventive rock that somehow managed to hit them in the gut at the same time.
And you’ll probably know about their three albums; Blackened Sky, The Vertigo Of Bliss and Infinity Land, which slowly saw them notch up higher and higher chart positions.
Two and a half years later the bands hard work was unveiled as the next truly, historically, important rock record to come out of the British Isles. It was called Puzzle and was released in September 2007. Puzzle was a gigantic, ostentatious raising of their game. “We’ve always been very ambitious in the music we wanted to make,” says Simon. “It was never just about guitars bass and drums, even though we’re a three-piece. On our records we’ve always tried to use as much weird shit as possible.”
‘Mountains’ – the new single from Biffy Clyro that is currently being heard everywhere is a breath-taking return to form and is the first taste of album #5, released later this year.
“We just want to make records that people can listen to in 20 years and think they’re good fucking records,” says Simon. “We believe that if we follow what we want to do, which is very much our own take on things, that things will sound honest and real in 20 years time because there’s gonna be no schtick associated with it. We’re not dressed crazily, people stood up and took notice because we were making great music, and people had to stand up and pay attention, so I think if that can apply over three or four years, then I just hope that in 20 years it still applies. That’s what we want to do; we want to be an important band. And we think we are.”
Saturday 21 March 2009
Moshtix1300 GET TIX
Capitol08 9321 7606
Tuesday 24 March 2009
The Hi-Fi 03 9654 7617
Wednesday 25 March 2009
The Arena Entertainment Complex
210 Brunswick St
Fortitude Valley, QLD
Oztix1300 762 545
Thursday 26 March 2009
Metro Theatre02 9550 3666
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