Biffy Clyro are back baby! And these bearded beasts of rock music are bigger, better and bolder than ever. Unleashed last night (March 21st) as both Zane Lowe’s ‘World Record’ and Annie Mac’s ‘Hottest Record in the World’, Wolves of Winter is the first track to be taken from their seventh studio album ‘Ellipses’ and it’s every bit the loud, meaty and adrenaline-charged kick in the teeth we’d been waiting for.
Always keen to straddle the line between experimental and anthemic, the Scottish trio have created a far more aggressive and electronically ambitious sound. Opening with a vocoder (because well, why the hell not?) Simon Neil’s heavily accented vocal wails above crashing cymbals, stuttering rhythms and thrashing guitars but embraces that typically Biffy festival-ready sing-along chorus that will no doubt enlist a heady coalescence of chants from their army of fans. This, my friends, is a monstrous rock song.
As Simon Neil said of the track: “We’ve still got balls. We’re still here to get in your face. We’re just evolving.” Mon The Biff!!!
‘Ellipsis’ is set to drop on July 8th. Pre-orders are available now over on biffyclyro.com