The Captain is Biffy Clyro's next port of call
Biffy Clyro's new website has launched along with news of the band's new single and album.
The Captain, taken from their upcoming album Only Revolutions, is the follow up to their recent top ten hit That Golden Rule and is released on October 26th. The album follows a fortnight later on November 9th. Biffy fans can order a limited edition of the album from the new website, www.biffyclyro.com, which includes, among other things:
- CD, vinyl and DVD versions of the album
- A making of documentary
- A play-along CD with various instrumental parts removed
- A print signed by Storm Thorgerson, famous for designing Pink Floyd's The Dark Side Of The Moon album cover
The video for The Captain will also be uploaded to the website on September 23rd.
The official press release and album artwork can be found below:
BIFFY CLYRO ANNOUNCE RELEASE OF NEW SINGLE
'THE CAPTAIN' ON 26 OCTOBER, 2009
NEW ALBUM 'ONLY REVOLUTIONS' ON 9 NOVEMBER
"They combine physical force with a cerebral dimension" - The Times
"Their songs pack a punch, but are full of light, shade and sophistication" - The Guardian
Biffy Clyro, one of the foremost and influential rock bands in the UK right now, have announced that they will be releasing their new single, 'The Captain', on 26 October through 14th Floor Records. The single is taken from their highly anticipated forthcoming new album Only Revolutions, to be released on 9 November 2009. 'The Captain' follows on from Biffy Clyro's recent massive top 10 single 'That Golden Rule', which was put on the Radio 1 A list a full 5 weeks upfront; and 'Mountains', which was released in August 2008 and became their biggest single chart success to date, entering the UK chart in the top 5 and selling over 100,000 copies.
'The Captain' launches like a stomping military march before it descends into a euphoric explosion of gigantic riffs, powerful pop melodies and exhilarating horns. This coupled with one of their most anthemic chorus to date makes 'The Captain' a real statement of intent from the Ayrshire trio.
In November 2009, Biffy Clyro will be playing a twelve-date tour of the UK. The tour will see the band return to London's Brixton Academy on 12 November after their triumphant sell-out gig at the venue last December, as well as two home-coming shows at Glasgow's Barrowlands on the 2 and 3 of November. This will be the first series of live dates for Biffy Clyro after the release of their impending new album. The album, the band's fifth and second with 14th Floor Records, is being recorded in LA, once again with Puzzle's producer GGGarth Richardson (Rage Against The Machine, Red Hot Chili Peppers), and mixed by Andy Wallace (Coldplay, Nirvana, Faith No More) and is set to be a vital and monumental record.
Biffy Clyro have experienced a phenomenal couple of years since the release of the lauded Puzzle in June 2007, seeing them become one of the most celebrated live bands in the country. Not only have they toured across the world in America, Japan, Australia and Europe, but also they have played two sold-out headline tours of the UK and clocked up high-profile support slots with the likes of Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Queens of The Stone Age, Linkin Park and a colossal Wembley Stadium show with Muse.
Sun 1 Dundee Caird Hall
Mon 2 Glasgow Barrowland
Tues 3 Glasgow Barrowland
Wed 4 Newcastle Academy
Fri 6 Leeds Academy
Sat 7 Manchester Apollo
Sun 8 Nottingham Rock City
Mon 9 Birmingham Academy
Wed 11 Norwich UEA
Thurs 12 London Brixton Academy
Sun 15 Cardiff University
Mon 16 Southampton Guildhall
Tel: 0844 576 5483 (24hrs) or buy online at Livenation.co.uk