Artist of the Day: Biffy Clyro

Day 18 brings us an eclectic alternative rock trio, Biffy Clyro

Biffy Clyro consists of Simon Neil (guitar and lead vocals), James Johnston (bass and vocals), and Ben Johnston (drums and vocals). They are currently signed to 14th Floor Records, and have released six studio albums, with their most recent release, Opposites reaching number one on the UK charts.

The band was founded in 1995 in Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire when Simon Neil recruited Ben Johnston and his twin brother James.

In 2002, Biffy Clyro released it’s debut album, Blackened Sky. The album received relatively positive reviews. Their second album, The Vertigo Bliss, was released in 2003 and saw a more experimental style to it. It featured the band’s introducing strings into their songs. Their third album, Infinity Land was released in 2004. All three albums were released through the independent record label, Beggars Banquet.

In 2006, the band left Beggars Banquet and signed on with 14th Floor Records, which is/was an offshoot of Warner Brothers. Their fourth album, Puzzle, was released in 2007 and reached the highest any of their albums had… number two on the UK charts.

Their fifth album, Only Revolutions was released in 2009. It was a commercial and critical success. It entered the UK charts at number 8 first week of release then eventually peaked at number two on the UK charts in 2010.

Biffy Clyro has since released their sixth album, Opposites in January of 2013. It debuted at number one on the UK charts. It was originally supposed to be a double album, with 20 tracks spanning 2 discs, one disc titled “The Land at the End of Our Toes” and “The Sand at the Core of Our Bones“. These eventually became the names of the individual discs.

 

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