Comprised of twin brothers Ben and James Johnston and their high school mate Simon Neil, Biffy Clyro formed when they were teenagers in Scotland and already have three albums under their belts. Puzzle, their fourth and most prolific album is poised to be the voice of a new era of British hard rock. A mix of Nirvana meets Muse meets Fugazi, the music encompasses a masterful combination of power chords, sweet melodies, insightful lyrics crushing riffs, marching beats, even some orchestral elements courtesy of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra.
"I'm really excited to be working with Biffy Clyro, they are such a creative and unique rock band and their live show is so powerful," Says Roadrunner A&R man Ron Burman, who signed the band. "Their new record Puzzle is deep with great lyrics and hooks that stay with you for days. The band has honed their skills and built a devout following in the UK, thanks to their stellar songwriting and extensive touring. We're psyched to have them be part of our U.S. Roadrunner family."
The onslaught of UK press praise for Biffy Clryo is nothing short of impressive. The band has been featured on the cover of Rock Sound and Kerrang! and has been covered in NME, The Sunday Times, Big Cheese, The Fly, among many others.
"Puzzle is a masterpiece. There's a new name placed in front of a seat at the high table of UK bands and artists." - Kerrang! Puzzle rated "KKKKK!"
"One of the most significant British albums in a decade" - NME
"The wider music world NEEDS Biffy Clyro - their energy, their passion, their commitment" - Rock Sound; Puzzle rated 10/10!
"Spot on melodies over a delightful ruckus of spontaneous riffs" - Daily Record
Biffy Clyro will headline New York's inaugural In the City music fest at the Highline Ballroom on June 14th. The band will return to the States for their first U.S. tour during August when they join the Warped Tour for two weeks.