Watch highlights from Radio X Presents Biffy Clyro with Barclaycard

24 March 2022, 12:35

See highlights from the trio's amazing show at St John at Hackney church last week.

Biffy Clyro played a stunning set at a Hackney church in East London on Thursday night (10th March).

The special gig, which was part of our Radio X Presents with Barclaycard series, saw the Scottish trio give an unforgettable performance, which included songs from their amazing career - right up to material from the band's latest album The Myth Of The Happily Ever After.

Watch highlights from the show above

Simon Neil onstage at Radio X Presents Biffy Clyro with Barclaycard
Simon Neil onstage at Radio X Presents Biffy Clyro with Barclaycard. Picture: Callum Baker

Shadows of the band were thrown across the white walls of the 18th century Anglican Church as chants of "Mon The Biff!" rang out across the room.

The fervent crowd dutifully sang along with every word, especially when it came to fan favourites in Black Chandelier and Many Of Horror, to which frontman Simon Neil said: "You sound beautiful tonight. We've missed hearing you."

Radio X Presents Biffy Clyro with Barclaycard
Radio X Presents Biffy Clyro with Barclaycard. Picture: Callum Baker

The trio - completed by bassist James Johnston and drummer Ben Johnston, alongside their touring musicians - also gave their more recent tracks an outing, playing Haru Urara from 2021's The Myth Of The Happily Ever After and Tiny Indoor Fireworks from the album released a year before, A Celebration Of Endings.

St John at Hackney is an 18th century Anglican Church, and a group of fans and lucky competition winners were able to watch the gig in a unique and evocative space.

James Johnston onstage at Radio X Presents Biffy Clyro with Barclaycard
James Johnston onstage at Radio X Presents Biffy Clyro with Barclaycard. Picture: Callum Baker

The Hackney gig was the trio's last UK show before they head to North America for their first US dates in five years. Biffy Clyro will headline the huge Download Festival on Sunday 12th June.

The trio recently released a documentary about the making of the album The Myth Of The Happily Every After, titled Biffy Clyro: Cultural Sons Of Scotland.

Ben Johnston onstage at Radio X Presents Biffy Clyro with Barclaycard
Ben Johnston onstage at Radio X Presents Biffy Clyro with Barclaycard. Picture: Callum Baker

Radio X Presents Biffy Clyro with Barclaycard came after a summer of large-scale outdoor shows for the group and once again allowed listeners to experience one of the UK's biggest bands in a tiny room.

The gig is the latest instalment of Radio X and Global’s ongoing multi-year entertainment partnership with Barclaycard which has featured live and virtual gigs, including The Vaccines’ first live performance in nearly two years, last summer.

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