Biffy Clyro - Ellipsis

Biffy Clyro


New Single & Album Out Now

“Ellipsis is the group’s most concise record, so lean that you can practically see its veins popping out… This is one of Biffy Clyro’s best records yet.” – Q

“Ellipsis is the band’s best album since Puzzle.” – Kerrang!

“These are the best and most far-out songs they’ve written.” – NME

“It’s clear the fierce, weird and wonderful Biffy still have plenty of ambition.” – The Observer

“This is a new, more assured Biffy Clyro, embracing their festival headliner status and spitting venom in every direction.” – DIY

Biffy Clyro are back with a bang. Their new album ‘Ellipsis’ still commands a Top 10 chart position after shooting straight to #1, while their growing international success also saw the album top the charts in Germany, Switzerland and Ireland. Now the trio have unveiled the new video for ‘Howl’, with the track set to impact on September 2nd.

Watch the video here:

Produced by Rich Costey who was chosen on the strength of his work with Boots, Esperanza Spalding, Mew and Fiona Apple, ‘Howl’ is representative of Biffy’s self-confessed rewiring with ‘Ellipsis’. It streamlines their sound into a rush of melody and a strident, stadium-conquering hook in which its uplifting atmosphere contrasts with the darker themes of vocalist/guitarist Simon Neil’s lyrics.

The accompanying video is a playful homage to The Shining and David Lynch. After Biffy enter a bar, events take a wonderfully weird trip in which they’re surrounded by a cast of unusual characters including creepy twin sisters, burlesque dancers, a sinister, eye-patched barman and a particularly unusual band. All three members of Biffy feature in often surprising reinventions.

The video was directed by Marc Klasfeld, whose previous credits include famous videos for Foo Fighters, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Slipknot.

The band’s growth with ‘Ellipsis’ can be firmly demonstrated with a forthcoming triumvirate of shows which represent some of the biggest of their career. Sandwiched between their second headline sets at the Reading and Leeds Festivals over the course of the August bank holiday weekend is their biggest Scottish show to date at Glasgow’s Bellahouston Park. Part of this year’s Glasgow Summer Sessions, the 35,000 capacity show features special guests Fall Out Boy, Wolf Alice and Cage The Elephant.

In addition to the aforementioned dates, Biffy Clyro’s touring plans include European festivals at Pukkelpop, Lowlands, Open Air Gambel and Spellground Festival, as well as arena shows in Germany, Northern Ireland, Ireland, Poland and Estonia.

Biffy Clyro’s forthcoming UK and Ireland shows are:


26th – Leeds Festival
27th – Glasgow, Bellahouston Park
28th – Reading Festival


26th – Dublin, 3Arena
27th – Belfast, SSE Arena