Biffy Clyro’s very own Simon Neil has revealed his first ever signature guitar pedial.
It’s in collaboration with his long-term guitar tech Richard ‘Churd’ Prat, the ‘BOOOOO – Blast’ distortion pedal is BioNTech SE – ADR.
It’s limited to just 200 units, with pre-orders available from today (Friday, 6th November), shipping by 31st January.
The blurb explains: “The ‘BOOOOOM – BLAST’ pedal is an instant design classic created from a cottage industry approach. Churd designed the pedal from scratch, in the process teaching himself an extensive range of engineering and electrical skills, and has hand-built every unit.
“Simon will provide each item with a unique personal touch. He’ll sign and paint each unit (the stripe referencing the artwork to the band’s recent #1 album ‘A Celebration of Endings’) and will also include a handwritten ‘thank you’ note with each purchase.”
Check out the following link for more information.
Radio One’s Live Lounge Month is coming back and some faces from the world of rock are set to be involved!
Two of those included are Yungblud and Biffy Clyro.
“Playing the Live Lounge was always a massive dream of mine – I used to have the CDs as a kid. To do it last year was so insane, but this time I have eight months of repressed energy and a whole lot of fire to get out. So bring your petrol!”
That’s what Dom had to say on things there.
Live Lounge Month is set to run between September 1st – 30th with the performances taking place on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Last year, Yungblud pulled off a fantastic cover of a mash up of three tracks which were ‘Back To Black (Amy Winehouse), Señorita (Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello) and Goosebumps (Travis Scott).
When Biffy Clyro were in last, they covered ‘Titled’ by Christine And The Queens.
They recently had to cancel their upcoming tour plans in light of the current Covid-19 pandemic but now the time has come because there are some new touring dates on the horizon in 2021 for Scottish rocks Biffy Clyro.
The band explain:
“We’ve decided to announce a short run of dates at intimate venues for April 2021. These dates are not intended to replace the arena tour, but given the current uncertainty of large scale indoor arena shows in the UK, we feel they will give us the best chance to play live to our fans as soon as possible, ahead of the Download Festival next June.
‘The Fingers Crossed Tour’ will take place next April and will see the band return to venues that they haven’t played in ten years or more.
Given the scale of the shows, demand for tickets is sure to be extremely high. Fans who order ‘A Celebration of Endings’ or register via the official store before midnight on Monday 17th August will receive access to the pre-sale. Fans who have already pre-ordered the album or have registered will automatically be granted access.
The pre-sale will open from Wednesday 19th August ahead of the general sale, which commences on Friday, 21st August.
There will also be a big announcement for Scotland and Europe in the coming days.”
Here are the upcoming dates.
11th – Unversity (Mountford Hall), Liverpool
12th – Kentish Town Forum, London
13th – Corn Exchange, Cambridge
15th – Academy, Sheffield
16th – Guildhall, Southampton
17th – Academy, Bristol
Biffy Clyro’s upcoming record, ‘A Celebration Of Endings’ is set to be released this friday (August 14th).
The band recently released a taste of what’s to come in the form of the following track, ‘Weird Leisure’.
Biffy Clyro have announced all of their upcoming touring dates have been postponed.
The band were set to play shows in September and October 2020 in the UK as well as Europe in October and November of 2020. They also had plans to tour Australia in January.
Biffy Clyro have posted a message to fans saying they were hoping to have new dates announced but that hasn’t been possible but will have news as soon as it becomes available.
“Unfortunately, we are postponing our UK/Eire, Europe and Australia tour dates due to COVID 19. We were hoping that we were going to be able to announce replacement shows, which is why we have waited so long to postpone them, but unfortunately with the current situation that has not been possible. We’ll have news for you and be out to see you as soon as we can. We love and miss you all, thanks for bearing with us – we’ll be back as soon as possible.”
There is some good news on the horizon though as the band will be released their upcoming record, ‘A Celebration Of Endings’ on August 14th 2020.
They will also be playing a livestream show in Glasgow on August 15th 2020.
Be sure to check out ‘Tiny Indoor Fireworks’ below.
Does everyone remember those films Biffy Clyro were making the soundtracks for?
Oh, you don’t? Well, they’ve made them! They’ve been busy bees and now, the film will open across the UK on August 1st with a series of special screenings which will be followed by a specially recorded acoustic performance from the band as well as a Q&A with the cast.
More information on the screenings can be found via the following link and a trailer for the event screenings can be viewed below.
Also, if you wanna know the film’s plot, here’s what happens.
“After her father’s funeral, American student Caitlin (Laura Harrier) leaves her grieving mother (Kate Dickie) behind to return to her third-year studies at the Glasgow School of Art. There she juggles her grief and end-of-year presentation with meeting a new guy, Rory (Scott Miller), and a rupture in her relationship with her housemate and BFF Hannah (Bria Vinaite). Can she again find balance in her turbulent life?”