Biffy Clyro Plays Intimate NYC Show

Scottish rock band Biffy Clyro played an extremely intimate show at the Bowery Electric to preview material from their upcoming album "Opposites."

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Scottish rock band Biffy Clyro play an extremely intimate show at New York's Bowery Electric to preview material from their upcoming album "Opposites". Photos by Michel Dussack
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Bassist James Johnston rocks out. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Drummer Ben Johnston was pushed all the way against the back wall in the tiny venue. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Singer and guitarist Simon Neil rounds out the members of the band. Photos by Michel Dussack
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The show was ridiculously intimate for a band who've sold out Gramercy Theater in New York as well as massive arenas in the UK. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Their 90 minute set was heavily focused on material from their upcoming album "Opposites". Photos by Michel Dussack
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While playing a set with tons of unreleased material can be suicide for a lesser band, Biffy Clyro pulled it off with confidence. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Highlights of the new material including single "Stingin' Belle" which opened the set and "Victory Over The Sun" which came a few songs later. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Brothers James and Ben harmonize on a track. One of the unique things about Biffy Clyro is that all three members provide some extent of vocals. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Simon appeared to be the most confined on the tiny stage, having barely any room to move during guitar solos. Photos by Michel Dussack
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As expected, the band mixed in hits as well as older material to keep their fans at full attention throughout the night. Photos by Michel Dussack
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However, when you have a fan base that flies around the world to see you play (as several fans did last night), any material you play is given the same attention as your hits. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Of particular note was the song "Liberate The Illiterate/A Mong Among Mingers" which up until this point hasn't been played live in some time. Photos by Michel Dussack
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The band ended their main set with a one two punch of arguably their biggest single and then a massively heavy number. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Those tracks were "Many of Horror" and "That Golden Rule", respectively. Photos by Michel Dussack
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It was an interesting feat to see a band who've come to know so much success overseas attempt to walk back on stage single file in a tiny basement packed to the walls. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Simon broke out an acoustic number earlier in the night for the track "God & Satan". Photos by Michel Dussack
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When it came time for the encore, rarer track "Hope for an Angel" opened it up, much to fans' delight. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Next was "Living Is a Problem Because Everything Dies", one of the band's biggest singles. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Finally, the band ended the night with their signature closer "Mountains" and promised the crowd that they would return next year when Opposites in released in early spring. One thing is for certain - they'll be playing in a much bigger venue then. Photos by Michel Dussack
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