Biffy Clyro Are Ready To Rock Stadiums
EXCLUSIVE! Scottish band are no longer afraid of bigger gigs...
Biffy Clyrohave exclusively told The Rolling Stones.
After conquering arenas and rumoured to be headlining this summer’s Reading/Leeds Festivals, Biffy are now dreaming of performing to even bigger crowds.
Frontman Simon told us: “We’re no longer as afraid of playing large shows.
“When we started, arena rock and stadium shows normally equated with not very good music, but bands like Muse and Coldplay have made that size of show creatively legitimate.
“We’ve played a bunch of main stages and headlined a couple of festivals and that’s given us the confidence to do it, so I feel we could pull off these big shows now.”
So dreams of headlining Scotland’s huge Hampden Park or Murrayfield could soon come true for a rock trio who first formed in Kilmarnock in 1995.
Drummer Ben recently revealed his alcohol addiction almost destroyed Biffy during the recording of their sixth studio album Opposites in LA.
But Simon, 33, believes the band have been able to stick together over the years because primarily they are “friends first”.
He explained: “We’ve known each other since we were 7 years old and started playing together at 13.
“We didn’t have a grand plan or any huge ambitions, but some bands get caught up in what they think they should be doing rather than just enjoying it.”
Biffy – who begin their UK arena tour in Newcastle on 20th March – are promising fans some unusual sounds on their new two-disc record, subtitled The Sand at the Core of Our Bones and The Land at the End of Our Toes.
Simon revealed: “We’ve got a mariachi band and a couple of electronic songs, which we’ve dabbled in before but this time we’ve gone fully down that path.
“It’s our first foray into double album which was a big challenge, but we’re over the moon with it and still feel we’re getting better with every album.”
Biffy Clyro release their new double album Opposites on 28th January.
By Ben Lowe @mtvuknews