Wednesday 29 June 2022

Plays as part of the Wednesday programme

Scottish rock legends return to Roskilde with their anthemic tunes


Biffy Clyro writes music for the BIG venues. It doesn’t really matter where they play, their music has that grandiose atmosphere to it.

The Scottish alt-rock trio bring together scabrous guitar riffs, quirky rhythms and feral vocals in anthemic songs that always blow the roof (or, in our case, tent canvas) off.

Emerging in the early 2000s, the band were quick to draw loyal fans with their grungy, punk and prog rock-influenced sound that found them combining hooky choruses with unusual song forms.

They spent two decades dutifully slogging their way towards rock’s top tier while avoiding creating music that sounds remotely workmanlike. On the contrary, Biffy Clyro has always remained true to their roots – and their heavy credentials remain while they also make room for melodic earworms.

Only Revolutions (2009) was the album to kick in the door to larger audiences – and it earned the band a Mercury Prize nomination. The following three albums – Opposites (2013), Ellipsis (2016) and A Celebration of Endings (2020) – have all taken the #1 spot on the British album chart.

Biffy Clyro's latest album is the emotionally sanguine The Myth of Happily Ever After (2021). It was largely recorded during the COVID-19 pandemic, and it bristles with a mix of frustration, anger and yearning. Pent-up anxiety rarely sounds as good as it does here!

Take all of this to a live stage, and you can rest assured that Biffy Clyro has got your back. They are first and foremost a live band and they are always on fire. We’ve had the pleasure of them at Roskilde Festival before in 2010 and 2016. Just watch this live video and you know what they can deliver!

Like they say in Scotland: ‘Mon the Biff!