Biffy Clyro have announced their seventh studio album, Ellipsis, will be released on July 8 via Warner Bros. Records / 14th Floor Recordings. The album is a follow up to their 2013 critically acclaimed U.K. #1 double-album, Opposites.
As is tradition, writing sessions for the album saw Biffy Clyro (Simon Neil-vocals/guitar and the Johnston brothers James-bass and Ben-drums) working in the intimate environment of their practice room before heading to Los Angeles for recording sessions with producer Rich Coste (Muse, My Chemical Romance, Sigur Ros).
Citing influences as diverse as Tears For Fears’ Songs From The Big Chair album, DJ Arca and Deafheaven, Simon Neil has described Ellipsis as “more of a punch to the nose than a big cuddle.” Lyrically, the album’s songs tackle personal issues with the idea of “fighting back” a recurring theme.
Such themes are also apparent in the album’s visceral first single Wolves of Winter which captures Biffy Clyro’s famous blend of angular riffs, pummeling rhythms and strident hooks. Says Neil, “‘Wolves of Winter’ is about us being wolves on a patch and if you come onto that patch, we’ll tear you limb-from-limb.” Watch the preview trailer below.
An Ellipsis (most commonly depicted as …) indicates a continuation. In this case, Biffy Clyro’s new body of work is an ongoing representation of everything that the band have stood for since first debuting in 2002 with the Blackened Sky album.
Ellipsis will be available digitally and on CD and vinyl. Pre-order the album on iTunes here and receive the first single, Wolves of Winter, instantly.
Opposites saw Biffy Clyro flourish with their first U.K. #1 album and another U.K. Top 10 single with Black Chandelier. The band’s live shows soared to new heights with highlights including debut festival headline sets at Reading, Leeds, Radio 1’s Big Weekend, Isle of Wight and T in the Park; a triumphant sold-out UK arena tour; and extensive touring across six continents.