Biffy Clyro

Biffy Clyro



Biffy Clyro are a Scottish rock band that formed in Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire,[2] composed of Simon Neil (guitar, lead vocals), James Johnston (bass, vocals) and Ben Johnston (drums, vocals). Currently signed to 14th Floor Records, they have released seven studio albums, four of which (Puzzle, Only Revolutions, Opposites and Ellipsis) reached the top five in the UK Albums Chart, with their sixth studio album, Opposites claiming their first UK number-one album.[3] After their first three albums, the band expanded their following significantly in 2007 with the release of their fourth, Puzzle, creating more mainstream songs with simpler rhythms and distancing themselves from the more unusual dissonant style that was present in their previous three albums. Puzzle peaked at number 2 on the official UK album charts on 16 June 2007. The album went Gold in the UK, selling over 100,000 units, and later in 2012 went Platinum in the UK, having sold over 300,000 copies.

The band released Only Revolutions in 2009 which reached No. 3 in the UK chart and went gold within days of its release in 2009, going platinum later in 2010 (achieving double-platinum status in August 2011) and receiving a Mercury Music Prize nomination. Only Revolutions included the UK hit singles "Mountains", "That Golden Rule" and "Many of Horror" all of which reached the UK Top Ten. The latter reached number eight on the UK Singles Chart after The X Factor 2010 winner, Matt Cardle covered the song, and became the UK number one Christmas single for the year 2010. In 2011 the band was nominated for the Brit Awards for Best British Group.[4] At the 2013 NME Awards, they received the award for Best British Band.[5] On 25 August 2013 Biffy Clyro headlined the main stage at Leeds & Reading Festival. Based on their album and single certifications, the band have sold in excess of 1,240,000 albums and 400,000 singles in the UK alone.

As of 2016, in total, the band have spent 155 weeks in the top seventy-five of the UK Album Charts, with two of those weeks being at the top position at number one and seventy weeks within the main top forty of the albums charts. The band's singles have spent a total of seventy-nine weeks in the UK Singles Charts, with six weeks in the top ten and forty-two in the top forty.[6]



Many of Horror
"Many of Horror" is an alternative rock song written by Simon Neil of Scottish band Biffy Clyro for their fifth studio album Only Revolutions.
Opposites is the sixth studio album by Scottish alternative rock band Biffy Clyro, which was released on 28 January 2013.
Only Revolutions
Only Revolutions is the fifth studio album by Scottish alternative rock band Biffy Clyro, released 9 November 2009 on 14th Floor Records.
"Mountains" is a single by Scottish band Biffy Clyro, released on 18 August 2008.

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Biffy Clyro Double Down on 2018 Albums, Plan Disc Tied to Movie
  –  January 5, 2018
2018 will certainly be a busy year for Scottish rockers Biffy Clyro. The group, who have enjoyed continued airplay for music off their 2016 Ellipsis album, will be working on a pair of projects this year. Speaking with Kerrang, vocalist Simon Neil stated ...
Biffy Clyro working on music for a movie
  –  January 5, 2018
Biffy Clyro are working on an album which will inspire an upcoming movie. The Scottish rock trio - comprised of Simon Neil and brothers James and Ben Johnston - have revealed they are currently in the middle of creating a new record, from which the songs ...
Biffy Clyro have big plans for 2018
  –  January 4, 2018
The three-piece are set to follow up their July 2016 album 'Ellipsis' with at least one new release this year Biffy Clyro have given fans an update on their plans for 2018, with frontman Simon Neil revealing that the band are working on two new albums.
Will 2018 be NZ's biggest ever year for live music?
  –  January 4, 2018
Neil Diamond, Bruno Mars, James Blunt, Sheryl Crow & Melissa Etheridge, LCD Soundsystem, Leftfield, the xx and Biffy Clyro are also set to perform for their Kiwi fans this year.
Biffy Clyro's musical passion
  –  December 28, 2017
Biffy Clyro "really care" about their music. The 'Mountains' hitmakers always pour their "heart and soul" into their songs and thinks that's why they mean so much to their fans. Asked the key to their longevity, frontman Simon Neil told BANG Showbiz: "We ...
Tennent's award 'golden can' award to Kilmarnock man who had Twitter in stitches with Fred Flintstone joke
  –  December 23, 2017
Nick now joins the likes of fellow Killie lads Biffy Clyro in the lager’s ‘hall of fame,’ alongside Irvine Welsh, Sam Heughan and Karen Gillan to name a few. And his quick-witted patter has secured his spot as Scotland first non-celebrity to receive ...
MTV Unplugged: Biffy Clyro Take Us Into The Woods For Incredible Stripped Back Set
  –  November 9, 2017
If you went down to the woods last night you might have stumbled upon Biffy Clyro’s incredible MTV Unplugged show. Rounding off the first night of MTV Music Week in the lead up to the EMAs this weekend, the Scottish rockers played an exclusive live ...


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