Biffy Clyro to release new album Ellipsis [Watch Trailer]

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Biffy Clyro follow 2013’s critically acclaimed U.K. #1 double-album Opposites with their seventh studio album Ellipsis which will be released on July 8, 2016 on Warner Bros. Records / 14th Floor Recordings.

Pre-orders for the album are now open with the first single “Wolves of Winter” now streaming and available as an instant grat track.

Watch the “Wolves of Winter” trailer:

As is tradition, writing sessions for the album saw Biffy Clyro -Simon Neil (vocals/guitar) and the Johnston brothers James (bass) and Ben (drums) working in the intimate environment of their practice room. They then headed to Los Angeles for recording sessions with producer Rich Coste (Muse, My Chemical Romance, Sigur Ros).

Citing influences as diverse as Tears For Fears’ Songs From The Big Chair album, DJ Arca and Deafheaven, Simon Neil has described Ellipsis as “more of a punch to the nose than a big cuddle.” Lyrically, the album’s songs tackle personal issues with the idea of “fighting back” a recurring theme.

Such themes are also apparent in the album’s visceral first single “Wolves of Winter” which captures Biffy Clyro’s famous blend of angular riffs, pummelling rhythms and strident hooks. Says Neil: “‘Wolves of Winter’ is about us being wolves on a patch and if you come onto that patch, we’ll tear you limb-from-limb.”

An Ellipsis (most commonly depicted as …) indicates a continuation: in this case, Biffy Clyro’s new body of work is an ongoing representation of everything that the band have stood for since first debuting in 2002 with the Blackened Sky album.

Ellipsis will be available digitally and on CD and vinyl editions.

Opposites saw Biffy Clyro flourish with their first U.K. #1 album and another U.K. Top 10 single with “Black Chandelier”. The band’s live shows soared to new heights with highlights including debut festival headline sets at Reading, Leeds, Radio 1’s Big Weekend, Isle of Wight and T in the Park; a triumphant sold-out UK arena tour; and extensive touring across six continents.

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Biffy Clyro announce US headline tour; Morning Parade to support

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Breakthrough rock band Biffy Clyro are returning to the US for a headline fall tour.

Biffy Clyro

Breakthrough rock band Biffy Clyro are returning to the US for a headline fall tour.

The run kicks off in Charlotte, NC on September 28th and continues through October 10th in Philadelphia, PA. Morning Parade will support.

The Scottish trio is touring in support of their new album, Opposites, which debuted at #1 in the UK with over 70,000 copies sold first week. Opposites won the Kerrang Award for Best Album and Biffy won this year’s NME Award for Best British Band.

Produced by GGGarth Richardson (Rage Against the Machine, Red Hot Chili Peppers) in Los Angeles, CA, Opposites has received overwhelming critical praise. “Opposites is a vastly original, exquisitely-produced, fully-realised and creatively outstanding piece of work,” declared Kerrang! “The chances of any band this year releasing an album that can claim to be its equal are nil.” Q magazine agreed, saying, “Opposites confirms Biffy as the emerging band of the decade. Their sixth album has everything you want from a rock group… Watch them conquer.” Kerrang! also recently named front man Simon Neil “The Greatest Rock Star in the World Today.”

Biffy Clyro were last in the US this spring playing Coachella and touring with Muse, including two shows at Madison Square Garden. They will headline Reading & Leeds later this month.

Biffy Clyro September/October 2013 US tour dates:

(Dates and information subject to change.)

Sept 28th – ­ Weenie Roast 13 @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre ­ Charlotte, NC
Sept 29th – ­ U Street Music Hall ­ Washington, DC
Oct 1st ­- The Met, ­ Pawtucket, Rhode Island
Oct 2nd – Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA
Oct 4th ­- The Opera House – ­ Toronto, ON Canada
Oct 5th ­- Chill On The Hill – Freedom Hill Amphitheater ­ Detroit, MI
Oct 6th -­ Bottom Lounge – ­ Chicago, IL
Oct 7th ­ – A&R Music Bar – ­ Columbus, OH
Oct 9th -­ Music Hall of Williamsburg­ – Brooklyn, NY
Oct 10th ­ – The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA

Photo Credit: Frank Maddocks

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