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Biffy Clyro Biography

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Birth Place: Kilmarnock, Scotland
Years Active: 1995 – present
Genres: Alternative Rock, Experimental Rock

Biffy Clyro are a Scottish rock band from Ayrshire, comprising Simon Neil (guitar, lead vocals), James Johnston (bass, vocals) and Ben Johnston (drums, vocals). After their first three albums, the band expanded their following significantly with the release of their fourth, ''Puzzle'' in 2007. The album went gold in the UK, selling over 100,000 units. Biffy Clyro's popularity was built upon further in 2008 and 2009 with the release of the singles "Mountains" and "That Golden Rule", which both reached the top 10 of the UK singles chart. Their latest album, ''Only Revolutions'', reached #8 in the UK chart and went gold within days of its release in 2009.

The band's sound is characterised by a mixture of guitars, bass and drums, with all three band members contributing to vocals. They are known for using complex and interwoven guitar riffs, unusual time signatures and chord sequences and melodies that often change throughout songs, and for their energetic live performances.