Wednesday, 31 March 2010
I first came across Biffy Clyro a few years back. I saw the original video for this song and was quite affected by it. Unfortunately, I can't dig up that video but this live recording of 'Machines' is equally acceptable. Hope you enjoy it.
For those of you wishing to read something whilst you listen, here's an explanation of the band's name by one of the band:
"There's a famous British musician called Cliff Richard," Neil told Spin. "And when me and [drummer] Ben [Johnston] were 13 and bored in our little Scottish town of Ayr, we'd think up imaginary Cliff Richard products.
"We thought of things like Cliff Richard coat hangers and Cliff Richard Jesus dolls - he's a big Christian singer. In the UK there's a cheap kind of pen called a Biro pen and we thought about making Cliff Richard Biro pens.
"We'd call them Cliffy Biros. Somehow that turned into Biffy Clyro. Bizarrely, we weren't high at the time. There's just not a lot to do in Ayr. The weather is terrible."