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Biffy Clyro start next album

The Scottish band already have a number of songs written

  • 02/03/2011
  • Sinead Garvan
Biffy Clyro

Work is well underway for Biffy Clyro's sixth album, which will follow-up the Mercury Music Prize nominated Only Revolutions.

"I love writing songs at home, so we've got about 15 or 16 songs that we did over new year, as soon as we get off the road we'll get the album done," frontman Simon Neil told 6 Music.

And it seems it will be a distinctly Biffy sounding record:

"We're always going to be a rock band, it's always going to be heavy, but hopefully just bring different elements, it's going to sound like Biffy, it's not going to be a reggae record put it that way."

It's been quite a year for the Scottish trio, a Mercury nomination, named Best Live Band at the NME Awards and getting a Christmas number 1 when X Factor winner Matt Cardle covered their track 'Many of Horror.'

"We were in Australia when it happened, it seemed like a bit of a joke and it still feels a bit surreal so I don't really know how to take it at all," the singer explained. 

"Thankfully we weren't in the UK, I think we might have thought about it a bit more but because we were in Australia we just thought sod it, it's funny."

So what did they make of the cover? You'll have to listen to the full interview below:

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