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Biffy Clyro – Opposites (2013)

Biffy_Clyro_-_OppositesMuch has been made in the media of Biffy Clyro’s new album Opposites. For the months leading up to the release there have been interviews, “exclusives”, two tracks released, and Radio gigs to promote it. But also not least the excitement felt from the fans in the wait for it to be with us.

It arrived last Monday morning and I have played it pretty much all the time since. During the week I also discovered that there are two versions of the album; the “deluxe edition” which is the only version I thought existed (certainly how the band described it in all interviews) and a shorter, re-ordered single disc version which apparently the record label wanted to release. More on that later.

This review deals with the album as intended by the band – the two disc “opposites” of each other. I remember reading that disc one is darker, brooding, looking back at how life has changed, strains on relationships, and everything which has happened to get to the point at which they are now. The second disc is the uplifting look to the future and opportunities which await. When listening to the music the tone and mood is clear. There is much anger and pure rock out moments and there is  the anthemic choruses and joy that Biffy seem to have discovered in their most recent releases. Continue reading

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Biffy Clyro – Black Chandelier (2012) [video]

Following on from November’s audio release of the first single from the forthcoming Biffy Clyro album ‘Opposites’, the band have now produced a video for ‘Black Chandelier’.

The album is out next month, and I for one cannot wait. Click below to view the video now.

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Biffy Clyro – Black Chandelier (2012)

Biffy Clyro are back!

Following the album track release of ‘Stingin’ Belle’ earlier in the year the first single proper got played on BBC Radio 1 last night.

Starting with a ‘drip-drip, drip-drip’ vocal the song is instantly recognisable as Biffy Clyro. Once Simon Neil’s vocal starts you are back in a familiar territory as if they’ve never been away. Understated this track slowly builds to a chorus which I guarantee you’ll be singing along to after only a few listens.

Around about the three-minute mark we are treated to a lovely little “rock out” interlude before the melody of the track returns for the big finish.

Based on this track, with a sold out UK tour already scheduled for May next year, and the album Opposites coming out in January it is very likely that 2013 is going to be the biggest year yet for this Scottish band. Today they’ve posted ‘Black Chandelier’ to their official YouTube channel. Click below to listen to the single from there now.

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Download Festival – Day Two

Today was immense. I don’t have time for a full review, however if you’ve been following us on Twitter then you’ll definitely be up to date on events.

In short, Halestorm were great though Lzzy’s voice was slightly raspy. A surprise given how great she’s been in the past. Steel Panther were politically incorrect as ever, but such fun to watch live. Really, really fun. Hilarious.

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Biffy Clyro – Only Revolutions (2010)

Being a long time Biffy Clyro fan, I must say I was initially disappointed with the previous album Puzzle. I thought it was just a bit too ‘wimpy’ compared to the previous three records. Puzzle has grown on me over time, although with Only Revolutions I enjoyed it from the start. It seems to follow Puzzle‘s more acceptable airplay friendly formula, but with a decent twist of the old thrown in for good measure.

Opening with second single “The Captain”, it has a catchier pop rock opener that leads you to thinking everything’s going to be a bit of fun, though personally I don’t feel it’s a very good opening. I feel previous single “That Golden Rule” should be start the album. Fast, more in your face, and holding a great traditional Biffy outro;  this should have been track 1. It would have fit very nicely with previous album openers “Living Is A Problem” and “Glitter And Trauma”.

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