After the pain off missing out on one of my favourite bands at all of the summer festivals, I’m beginning to feel pretty excited about seeing the wonderful Biffy Clyro at the end of this week at the SECC in Glasgow.
It’s been a while – almost a year if I’m thinking straight – but over the past 12 months the Biffy guys (Simon Neil, James Johnston and Ben Johnston) have been doing amazing things all over the country.
The Ayrshire rock trio were nominated for the Mercury Music Award, as well as winning best video for The Captain at the NME Awards and at the Kerrang Awards. And they were recently announced as the headliners for Edinburgh’s Hogmanay party.
It is a bit of a shame that the band’s success means they will probably never play somewhere as small as the Barrowlands again, but I had my chance at the time and I’m glad to say I took it … again and again!
Needless to say, I’m a bit of a Biffy fan. I also think it’s fair to say that it won’t be possible for them to fit in all of my favourite songs in the one-and-a-half-hours they will be on stage, but here’s hoping.
If they could squeeze in the likes of Semi-mental, Joy.Discovery.Invention, Questions and Answers and oh I don’t know Born on a Horse, then I’ll be leaving with a merry gin-grin on my face.
You can see some snaps of last year’s gig on my flickr page, by clicking here.