Biffy Clyro working on new album?

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 24 November 2016
Biffy Clyro

Biffy Clyro

Biffy Clyro's bassist James Johnston has hinted the group are already working on their next album after previously taking a break before seventh studio record 'Ellipsis'

Biffy Clyro have hinted they are working on their next album.

The 'Many of Horror' hitmakers topped the UK charts with their seventh studio album 'Ellipsis' earlier this year following a three-year break, but have admitted time away didn't suit them and they are not going to take such a rest before their next record.

When asked what the future holds for the group, bassist James Johnston said: "More Biffy. We're going to be in your face. We're not going anywhere.

"We took a break before the last album and we didn't really like it. It didn't really work. We're going to keep going, keep playing shows and keep trying to push ourselves."

Despite not being happy with a break, Biffy - who are also made up of Simon Neil and Ben Johnston - insist they are "having as much as fun" as they ever have.

James said: "It's crazy how much we've done in a year.

"When I remember back to the start of the year after playing at Hogmanay in Edinburgh and then going to finish off the album and how much we'd done since, it's quite crazy. We're having as much fun as we ever have had as a band - we couldn't be happier."

As well as returning to the studio, Biffy also headed back to the stage with a headline slot at Reading and Leeds festival this summer, and James admitted the group are thinking about stage production more than ever nowadays.

Speaking to DIY Magazine, he added: "I think it's just the more you do anything, the more comfortable you are in that environment.

"You're never fully comfortable standing in front of 50,000 people.

"Certainly, there's still an edge to that situation and that's a good thing - it keeps it exciting, it keeps you on your toes.

"It's trying to push things in terms of the technical aspects of the show - the production is important. I think we can mix [the band's performance] with some really pretty images and striking things, and this time we tried to play on the perspective a little bit with the stage setting. But I don't think that should ever overshadow the band."

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