Biffy Clyro

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Biffy Clyro are a Scottish rock band that formed in Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire, comprising Simon Neil (guitar, lead vocals), James Johnston (bass, vocals) and Ben Johnston (drums, vocals). Currently signed to 14th Floor Records, they have released six studio albums, three of which (Puzzle, Only Revolutions and Opposites) reached the top five in the UK Albums Chart, with their sixth studio album Opposites claiming their first UK number one album.

After their first three albums, the band expanded their following significantly in 2007 with the release of their fourth, Puzzle, creating more mainstream songs with simpler rhythms and distancing themselves from the more unusual dissonant style that was present in their previous three albums. Puzzle peaked at number 2 on the official UK album charts on 16 June 2007. The album went Gold in the UK, selling over 100,000 units, and later in 2012 went Platinum in the UK, having sold over 300,000 copies.

Their 2009 album, Only Revolutions, reached No. 3 in the UK chart and went gold within days of its release in 2009, going platinum later in 2010 and receiving a Mercury Music Prize nomination. Only Revolutions included the UK hit singles, "Mountains", "That Golden Rule" and "Many of Horror" all of which reached the UK Top Ten. The latter reached number eight on the UK Singles Chart after The X Factor 2010 winner Matt Cardle covered the song, and became the UK number one Christmas single for the year of 2010.

In 2011 the band was nominated for the Brit Award for Best British Group. At the 2013 NME Awards they received the award for Best British Band. On 25 August 2013 Biffy Clyro headlined the main stage at Leeds & Reading Festival. Based on their album and single certifications, the band have sold in excess of 1,240,000 albums and 400,000 singles in the UK alone.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Rating Releases
2002 Blackened Sky 4 2
2003 The Vertigo of Bliss 2
2004 Infinity Land 4 1
2007 Puzzle 3
2009 Only Revolutions 3
2013 Opposites 5 6

Album + Compilation

Year Title Rating Releases
2008 Singles 2001-2005 Compilation 1
2009 Missing Pieces Compilation 1
2010 Lonely Revolutions Compilation 1
2014 Similarities Compilation 1
2014 Similarities Compilation 1

Album + Live

Year Title Rating Releases
2010 iTunes Festival: London 2010 Live 1
2011 Revolutions: Live at Wembley Live 4

Single

Year Title Rating Releases
1999 Iname 1
2000 27 2
2001 Justboy 2
2002 57 2
2002 Joy.Discovery.Invention / Toys, Toys, Toys, Choke, Toys, Toys, Toys 2
2003 The Ideal Height 2
2003 Questions and Answers 3
2003 Eradicate the Doubt 2
2004 Glitter and Trauma 2
2004 My Recovery Injection 2
2005 Only One Word Comes to Mind 3
2006 Semi-Mental 1
2007 Saturday Superhouse 3
2007 Living Is a Problem Because Everything Dies 6
2007 Folding Stars 3
2007 Machines 4
2008 Who's Got a Match? 3
2008 Mountains 5
2009 That Golden Rule 3
2009 The Captain 3
2010 Many of Horror 3
2010 Bubbles 3
2010 God & Satan 2
2012 Stingin' Belle 1
2013 Black Chandelier 2

EP

Year Title Rating Releases
2000 thekidswhopoptodaywillrocktomorrow 1
2007 Live at Radio 1's Big Weekend 1
2009 The Captain 1
2009 iTunes Live From London 1
2009 That Golden Rule 1
2010 Many of Horror 1
2013 Biblical 1

EP + Compilation

Year Title Rating Releases
2012 Blackened Sky B-Sides Compilation 1
2012 The Vertigo of Bliss (B-Sides) Compilation 1
2012 Infinity Land B-Sides Compilation 1

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