I pride myself on an encyclopedic knowledge of rock bands, so I’m stunned to find a fantastic one I don’t know–but there you have it. Biffy Clyro had to drop their fifth album before I heard of them–ghettoized amongst many a fantastic British-Isles band, I presume–but these unprepossessing Scots are so good I may go out to the Troubadour to see them tonight, even though I have a freelance article due tomorrow I’ve only half-finished and even though they’re not headlining (they’re opening for Manchester Orchestra). They swung by my work today to record a live session & play for some fans–they’ve got a very sturdy fan base–and it was such a pleasure to hear some refreshing new music.
Consider this a tip-off: if you like Red House Painters/Sun Kil Moon, Idlewild, People In Planes, early Keane, Snow Patrol or Jimmy Eat World, you’ll love these guys. There you go: something to do tonight.
PS: They’ve been known to do some hilarious covers, including Beyonce’s “All The Single Ladies” and Ciara’s “Love Sex Magic” featuring Justin Timberlake. Besides, look at them. They’re freaking adorable.