Biffy Clyro reveal concept behind 'mighty' double LP
Biffy Clyro have been explaining the concept behind their forthcoming "mighty" double disc album.
The Ayrshire band will release a two CD LP in 2012, and said the theme of the album is about "a difficult journey we're going to take".
The album will feature 20 songs - 10 on each disc.
Front man Simon Neil said: "It sounds dangerous when you say it out loud but we're trying to explore writing songs in a different manner."
Speaking to Radio 1's Zane Lowe he added: "We're not going to throw every song we've ever done on it - it's not that kind of double album.
"It'd be a bit much to just bang out 20 rock songs."
The singer and guitarist explained that the album marks a change in direction in sound for the trio.
"There are a couple of songs that are written entirely on keyboards, string sounds, and I guess Phil Collins-type electro beats behind it.
"We're just investigating and experimenting with what we feel comfortable doing.
"We haven't got any reggae songs or dubstep - that's not going to appear on the new one, but there's a song that's a bit mariachi, which is going to be beautiful."
Their most recent album, Only Revolutions, was released in 2009.
Last year the band headlined the Sonisphere festival, Knebworth - they say the commercial success they've achieved in the last five years has given them momentum.
"When things go well it does give you a bit of a confidence boost.
"We've never been shy as a band, but when other people get into it it does give you a wee bit more jump in your step.
"When you're creating you've got that constant buzz, that constant spark. Every time an idea comes to life it's an exhilaration."