Biffy Clyro is a British alternative rock band from Kilmarnock, Scotland. He trained in 1995 and consists of three musicians: Simon Neil (vocals and guitar) and twins James (bass) and Ben Johnston (drums). If their melodies are pretty sweet, they are built around a typical rock sound, with a rhythm section well present. Simon Neil sings in a powerful voice, sometimes supported by the other two members of the trio who perform the choruses.
After their first three albums, the band widens their audience significantly with the release of the fourth album, Puzzle , in 2007, which is a record of gold in the United Kingdom. The fifth, Only Revolutions , is his platinum record in 2010 and named for the Mercury Music Prize , while the sixth, Opposites , published on January 28, 2013, reaches the top of the sales rankings of British albums from the first week and is gold record after only ten days.
Since 1998, they have been touring extensively and have been regularly in the first part of the Muse group since 2007, which allows them to play in large venues such as the Parc des Princes in 2007 and Wembley in 2010. It is in this same stadium that Biffy Clyro recorded on December 4, 2010 his first live album, Revolutions: Live at Wembley , released in 2011. The trio then opens for Foo Fighters at the Milton Keynes National Bowl in front of 130,000 people on two evenings.
Biffy Clyro's debut dates back to 1995, when fifteen-year-old guitarist Simon Neil recruited Ben Johnston on drums and Barry on bass. The group formed by the three young people is called "Screwfish" in a school in Kilmarnock>. Barry is quickly replaced by James Johnston, Ben's twin brother. They discover a common passion for underground bands, experimental rock or post-hardcore, including Braid and Karade as well as bands known as Metallica and Guns N 'Roses. The three friends spent the next two years rehearsing songs, writing and rehearsing their own sounds, mixtures of offbeat tempos, guitars, choruses and wild cries.