Tonight on Radio Scotland, Vic has an exclusive backstage interview with Biffy Clyro, recorded at the Glasgow Barrowlands at the start of their UK tour. Vic also picks Biffy’s European shows with Muse as the highlight of this week’s Scottish gigs abroad. Full details below:
Having championed these guys since they were unsigned and watched their slow but meteoric ascent to modern-day ‘Rock Gods’, I’m delighted to continue to sing the praises of the mighty Biffy Clyro. There was a day when their hardcore following and I were the only people who sang their praises. Now everyone’s in on it, and wants a piece of the action… across the media! Quite right too.
As they release their 5th LP proper ‘Only Revolutions’ and embark on a Global tour schedule for the next 18 months, it’s only a matter of time before they make their complete transition to the mainstream, lodging themselves in the public’s consciousness.
Already there in Scotland, and now a top 10 act in the UK, they need that next step to conquer the USA, Far-East and Europe. If anyone can do it, it’s this anthemic and yet incredibly-inventive power trio from Kilmarnock… ‘Mon the Biffy!
Also on tour this week: Camera Obscura, The Twilight Sad, Lloyd Cole, Dananananaykroyd, Paolo Nutini, Rustie, Hudson Mohawke, FOUND, Franz Ferdinand, The Cinematics and The Proclaimers. See all dates below.
As mentioned above, tonight on Radio Scotland, Vic has an exclusive backstage interview with Biffy Clyro, recorded at the Glasgow Barrowlands at the start of their UK tour.
In an hour-long special, they chat to Vic about the making of the album, their strong friendship and getting used to luxury tour buses! As well as featuring songs from the album, hear them perform an acoustic version of ‘Captain’, and there’s another chance to hear highlights from their summer headline slot at the Rockness Festival.
Check out Vic on BBC Radio every week:
Monday Night 8.05pm-10pm, BBC Radio Scotland
Vic’s Biffy Clyro Special.
Wednesday Night Midnight-2am, BBC Radio 1 in Scotland
Radio 1 – ’United Nations’ Special with Twin Atlantic Live
More Vic at www.myspace.com/vicgallowayr1
Scotland on Tour this week
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