Current members: Simon Neil, James Johnston, Ben Johnston
First Single: Iname (June 1999)
Discography: Blackened Sky (March 2002), The Vertigo Of Bliss (June 2003), Infinity Land (October 2004), Puzzle (June 2007), Only Revolutions (November 2009), Opposites (January 2013), Ellipsis (July 2016)
Beginning as three school friends from Kilmarnock, Scotland, Biffy Clyro spent their early days playing gigs around Glasgow where they studied.
They were signed to Beggars Banquet after playing on the unsigned stage at festival T in the Park in 2000.
Since then, the band have released a string of albums varying in style. Their early work (the albums Blackened Sky, The Vertigo of Bliss, and Infinity Land) drew from heavier rock influences, generating a dissonant, uncompromising sound.
Their later work (Puzzle, Only Revolutions, and Opposites) had a more mainstream feel to it, with tracks like Saturday Superhouse, Folding Stars, Who’s Got A Match, and Mountains propelling the them into the mainstream.
After having one of their biggest tracks, Many Of Horror (When We Collide), covered by X Factor winner Matt Cardle, Biffy Clyro have grown in popularity.
Their style and look may have changed dramatically over the years, but you can still hear the sound of Kilmarnock in Simon Neil’s unfaltering vocal delivery.