Simon Neil Chats About The New Biffy Clyro LP

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Biffy Clyro’s frontman Simon Neil has been speaking about the band’s upcoming seventh album, speculating that their could be a new record within the next 12 months.

The alt rockers’ last album was titled Opposites, released in January 2013, it was their sixth studio album.

The Scottish lads performed at the MTV Europe Music Awards held in Glasgow. They closed out the show with guitar legend Slash playing a cover of Ozzy Osbourne’s ‘Crazy Train’.

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Talking with NME, Neil indicated that the band were taking the slow and steady approach to their upcoming record and claimed they material in the works.

Neil said: “We’re getting [the next album] together. Realistically it won’t be out until the end of next year. We’re working on the songs now, but we don’t want to rush it.”

“We’ve been in everyone’s faces for the last couple of years, so I think it’s important to disappear for a wee while and then come back all guns blazing.”

The singer also discussed his new solo project, released under the pseudonym ZZC. The debut tune from the record titled ‘To The Bone’, featured on Zane Lowe’s recent re-scoring of the ‘Drive’ soundtrack.

Neil said: “I’ve got seven or eight songs. After the first three Biffy albums, I went and made the Marmaduke Duke stuff [Neil’s other side-project, featuring Sucioperro guitarist JP Reid] to try and cleanse myself and come back to rock music re-charged. I’ve been in that zone for the last few months, working on piano and electronic stuff, more kind of soundtrack-y things. So I’ll get that out while we’re making the Biffy record, because it reinstills my belief in rock music, my love of screaming and smacking guitars. It’s just what I need.”

Check out the video of Biffy Clyro and Slash Ft. Myles Kennedy & The Consiprators at the EMA Awards.