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Live: Biffy Clyro @ Northampton Roadmenders – 11 July 2008

July 14th, 2008

When Biffy Clyro played their first ever show at Northampton Roadmenders as a T In The Park festival warmup show, Anne Waites was there to witness the magic with Graham Pentz photographing the Scottish trio.

Biffy Clyro in the park Thrash Hits James Johnston Ben Johnston Simon Neil

After well over a year spent touring the arse off Puzzle – zipping across America, Japan and Australia as well as hitting most of Britain and the rest of Europe for good measure – you’d think Biffy Clyro would spend the night before their triumphant T In The Park homecoming performance having a nice sit down at home with a cup of tea and a biscuit.

Fat chance. Rather than conserving their apparently limitless energy, they’re to be found playing an intimate show in the dark and sweaty confines of Northampton’s Roadmenders, blazing through an hour-long set as if it only dawned on them this afternoon just how powerful their triple-attack rock actually is.

Clad in a uniform of red jeans, they blaze into ‘Saturday Superhouse’, hair and beards flying and sweat-soaked within seconds, as a crowd of ever-loyal fans launch their bodies skywards in response.

Watch the video to ‘Mountains’ by Biffy Clyro

They’re rewarded with old favourites punctuating Puzzle highlights – the euphoric ‘Justboy’, the attack dog bite of ‘There’s No Such Thing As A Jaggy Snake’, the irresistible bounce of ‘Glitter And Trauma’ – and new single ‘Mountains’ hits like a tsunami, every bit as huge as its title.

This visceral night is an example to all newcomers of just what they’ve been missing for all these years, and a reminder to everyone else of exactly how this band reached their recent lofty heights in the first place – by blasting us into submission until it’s impossible not to join in the fun.

Biffy Clyro @ Northampton Roadmenders photo gallery

Biffy Clyro @ Northampton Roadmenders setlist
‘Saturday Superhouse’
‘Who’s Got A Match’
‘Whole Child Ago’
‘9/15ths’
‘Justboy’
‘Love Has A Diameter’
‘Jaggy Snake’
‘All The Way Down’
‘Mountains’
‘Get Fucked Stud’
‘Machines’
‘Now I’m Everyone’
‘Living Is A Problem’
‘Glitter And Trauma’
‘As Dust Dances’
‘57’

‘Mountains’ is released on 25 August 2008 on 14th Floor Records

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Win Biffy Clyro albums and posters

July 7th, 2008

Biffy Clyro Thrash Hits 2002 Simon Neil James Ben Johnston

To celebrate its release, we’ve got a few copies of Biffy Clyro Singles 2001-2005 and a few posters to give away.

Scotland’s current finest exports have been keeping very, very busy since the release of Puzzle in June 2007 and are playing at nearly every major summer festival you can think of at the moment.

Watch the video to ‘Glitter And Trauma’ by Biffy Clyro

To enter this great competition to win a copy of Singles 2001-2005 by Biffy Clyro and a commemorative poster, just enter the competition by answering the following question.

What are the names of the twins in Biffy Clyro?

Email your answer with your name and a contact telephone number to competition@thrashhits.com with “Biffy” as the subject. The closing date for general entries is 10am Tuesday, 26 August 2008. The winner will be notified by telephone or email.

Biffy Clyro release their new single ‘Mountains’ through 14th Floor Records on Monday, 25 August 2008

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