9:30 Club presents at U Street Music Hall.
1115 U Street NW
Washington, DC, 20009
Drive for an hour so outside Glasgow, you'll find an unassuming little town called Ayr. It's a pretty but unremarkable place; certainly not the sort of place you expect revolutions to start. But then, if we know anything about revolutions, it's that they never happen quite when or where you expect.
You'll have heard of biffy clyro before of course. About how Simon Neil and schoolfriend twins James and Ben Johnston formed their first band as young teenagers at school in the nearby town of Kilmarnock in 1995 over a shared love of experimental rock and hardcore. You'll know something of how they earned an army of rabidly devotional fans - christened Team Biffy – who followed them across the country and beyond, their hearts swelling with the searing emotion; their minds expanded by the threesome’s inventive rock that somehow managed to hit them in the gut at the same time.
And you'll probably know about their three albums; 'Blackened Sky', 'The Vertigo Of Bliss' and 'Infinity Land', which slowly - and on their own terms - saw them notch up higher and higher chart positions.
What you might not know is that in the two-and-a-half years since 'Infinity Land', they've been hard at work making what could just be the next truly, historically, important rock record to come out of the British Isles. It's called 'Puzzle' and it's coming your way.