Hot on the heels of the success of their Mercury-nominated, fifth studio album ‘Only Revolutions‘, Scottish rockers Biffy Clyro have revealed they will begin work on a new record at the end of the year.
Speaking to the Daily Record newspaper, bass player James Johnston has said they will turn their attentions to working on new material once they have finished touring. “We have started doing a little bit of work, but until we are truly off the road we never really think about recording,” he explained. “When we get some time at home over Christmas, we will start concentrating on the new songs. We are eager, we are excited but we understand you only get one chance to make a record and we don’t want to mess it up, we won’t rush it then forever regret it.”
Johnston also spoke of the added pressure on the new LP following the breakthrough of ‘Only Revolutions‘. “I think there is pressure on us because of the success of ‘Only Revolutions‘,” he admitted. “But we will truly find out when we sit down to write and record. I am hoping, because we are still up in Scotland and out of the eyes of the industry in a way, we can be ourselves and do things the way we want to do them.”
Biffy Clyro are seen as outsiders for the Mercury prize amongst bookmakers, with The xx and Wild Beasts the current front-runners.