2013 has been a great year for the Scottish alternative rock band Biffy Clyro. The band hails from East Ayrshire and was created by lead vocalist and guitarist Simon Neil in 1995 when he was fifteen. The other two members are James Johnston on bass and his twin brother Ben Johnston. As kids they practised and discovered music for five years, playing at small gigs and concerts.
From 2001 to 2005 Biffy Clyro released their first three albums Blackened Sky, The Vertigo of Bliss, and Infinity Land. The albums received positive reviews and increased their fan base in UK. Biffy Clyro’s claim to fame arrived in June 2007 with the release of their fourth studio album Puzzle. It was certified gold, selling over 222,000 copies in UK. This album was known to be different than their first three albums as Puzzle contained more easy going songs. They also performed at the Leeds Festival and went on a European and North American tour with Queens of the Stoneage. In the same year Biffy Clyro opened for Linkin Park, Bon Jovi and Red Hot Chilli Peppers.
Next up the band released Only Revolutions by the end of 2009. It peaked at #3 on the UK Album Chart and the album’s single Captain won the NME for best video in 2013. Their album tour went very successful as they played in major arenas and festivals the following year. Opposites, Biffy Clyro’s sixth and highly anticipated album came out in January 2013. It is a double album which made it to No. 1 on the UK Album Charts.
Biffy Clyro is known for their energetic gigs and concerts and tends to move their audience emotionally. The school rock boy band has matured and worked hard since 1995 taking inspiration from Metallica, Rush and Soundgarden. They have won three Kerrang! And NME awards in the past three years. Biffy Clyro deserves to be acknowledged for never stopping to climb the rock glory ladder.