British rock titans Biffy Clyro have announced they are releasing an acoustic album and going on an ‘MTV Unplugged Tour’.
The Scottish rockers have announced a run of gigs in the UK, including a date at London’s iconic Royal Albert Hall in September, to coincide with the release of a recording of the stripped back material from their ‘MTV Unplugged’ show last November at London’s Roundhouse, that saw them perform along with a string and piano accompaniment.
It features brand new song ‘Different Kind of Love’ and a cover of Beach Boys’ classic ‘God Only Knows.
Sharing the artwork on Instagram, they wrote: “Here it is, the artwork for Biffy’s forthcoming album MTV Unplugged.
Biffy Clyro could be working on their new album, after discussed their plans for the future. The band headlined Reading and Leeds festival this year and released their seventh studio album ‘Ellipsis’.
The ‘Wolves of Winter’ group – comprised of Simon Neil and brothers James and Ben Johnston – previously revealed they are currently in the middle of creating a new record, from which the songs will form the base of a movie directed by Jamie Adams.
Simon said: “We’re working on two records! One is for a movie directed by Jamie Adams, based around the songs on an album we’re making.
“Unfortunately, timing-wise this has impacted our ‘Ellipsis’ companion record, because there aren’t enough days in the year! The film will be named after the record and will share some dialogue and lyrics. The record will influence the film and then feed back to the music. It’s an unusual way to make a record, and that’s why I’m buzzing about it – it’s a different way to feel inspired.”
“We’re going to be in your face. We’re not going anywhere,” he added. “We took a break before the last album and we didn’t really like it. It didn’t really work. We’re going to keep going, keep playing shows and keep trying to push ourselves.”
They hope the project will be finished later this year, so they can then begin work on their eighth studio album and the follow-up to 2016’s ‘Ellipsis’.
He added: “It will be out later in 2018, and then it’ll be Biffy opus eight!”
Tickets for Biffy Clyro go on-sale to the general public on Friday.MTV will broadcast a global premiere of the Roundhouse performance on May 25th. Biffy Clyro ‘MTV Unplugged’ will premiere in the UK.