Although their live shows are best known for their electrifying and explosive energy, Biffy Clyro have often demonstrated that their songs possess an added poignancy when stripped back to their essence. Now the band can announce details of their first acoustic album, MTV Unplugged: Live At Roundhouse London on May 25.
Recorded at London’s famous Roundhouse venue on November 8 last year, Biffy Clyro follow in the footsteps of influential rock bands that had previously performed as part of the iconic MTV Unplugged series, notably Nirvana, Pearl Jam and R.E.M.
The set is rich with favourites from the Biffy catalogue. Machines is already long established as a highlight of the band’s live shows as Simon Neil performs accompanied by a single acoustic guitar, while the likes of Many of Horror, Re-arrange and Medicine are all natural fits for an Unplugged performance. Yet the band also flourishes with stripped-back performances of songs that were more aggressive and dramatic in their original form, such as The Captain, Black Chandelier and Bubbles.
The album also presents some special treats for Biffy fans. A stunning take on the Beach Boys’ classic God Only Knows is an undoubted highlight, while a brand new original song is also included in the shape of Different Kind of Love.
MTV Unplugged: Live At Roundhouse London will be released on digital, CD, CD/DVD and a special vinyl/CD/DVD boxset. Pre-orders are available NOW, with the new Unplugged version of Many of Horror provided as an instant download.