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Biffy Clyro have 20 songs written for their “more aggressive” new album

Simon Neil is promising a more “concise” record to 2013’s ‘Opposites’.

Biffy Clyro are readying material for a new album, the follow-up to 2013 LP ‘Opposites’. In a new interview with Ben Mitchell for Q, they’ve confirmed that 20 songs are written, all of which are “80 per cent finished.”

Back in June 2014 the band gave DIY an update on album plans, confirming they’d be work in their “farmhouse” on new material. “We do have about fourteen songs, but it’s difficult to say whether even one of them will be on the record.”

Six months on, their seventh album is expected to be “more aggressive”, according to the frontman. He also told Q to expect a shorter, more concise effort than the predecessor. “I probably don’t have enough songs in me for the rest of my life to make a triple LP,” he joked. “[…] We’ve got to move the goalposts to keep it exciting for us and interesting for the fans.”

Read the interview in Q343, or an excerpt online.

Songs set to appear on the album - due out this Autumn - include ‘Herex’, ‘Following Master’ and ‘Balance Not Symmetry’. They’ve yet to make plans for any tours, following last year’s retrospective Glasgow shows.

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