Biffy Clyro frontman Simon Neil is to host six specialist exhibits on BBC Radio Scotland, beginning this month.
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The Simon Neil Expertise will hear Neil “discover his love of music and share tracks from artists which have impressed him as a musician and music fan”. Every present will give attention to a specific style together with rock, pop, experimental, heartbreak, soundtracks, and steel.
The brand new six-part radio collection, which can have particular company, kicks off subsequent Wednesday (June 9) at 10pm BST and can broadcast on the identical time weekly. Listeners can even be accessible to stream/obtain the present on BBC Sounds.
Neil stated in a press release: “It’s a pleasure to be doing ‘The Simon Neil Expertise’ with BBC Radio Scotland and BBC Sounds and I’m proud to current 6 exhibits that every discover a unique type of music that I like. Radio has been a giant a part of my life as a musician and music fan, and while we weren’t in a position to journey and share our music with the world, I wished to share the songs, and artists, which have helped me by the final 12 months, and extra, alongside some very particular company that I’m extremely enthusiastic about.”
Gareth Hydes, who commissioned the collection, stated: “It’s unbelievable to welcome Simon to Radio Scotland’s presenter steady with this new collection. We’re excited to be working with him and looking out ahead to listening to the music that has impressed him by the many years and the tales behind them. It guarantees to be a must-listen for all Biffy Clyro followers but additionally for anybody considering getting extra perception in to what influences the entrance man of one among Scotland’s most profitable musical exports.”
The information follows Biffy Clyro’s current nomination for British Group at this 12 months’s BRIT Awards. The band informed NME on the crimson carpet final month that they’ve already completed the follow-up to final 12 months’s Quantity One album ‘A Celebration Of Endings‘.
“The title has modified and we’ve obtained to maintain it high secret in the meanwhile, however we completed it actually final week,” Neil informed NME. “We weren’t intending on doing it, however we’ve ended up making a tremendous album.”
Requested if the album might nonetheless be thought-about a “sister file” to its predecessor, Neil replied: “Initially it was going to be utterly hand-in-hand. They do relate, however as a result of we didn’t tour I ended up writing about seven or eight new songs for the album. Initially it was supposed to be a couple of off-cuts from ‘A Celebration Of Endings’, however now it’s obtained fantastic new artwork and it’s sort of its personal beast.
Elsewhere, Biffy Clyro are set to headline Glasgow Inexperienced on September 9 adopted by a sold-out intimate run of exhibits referred to as ‘The Fingers Crossed Tour’ in October/November, in addition to a headline set on the Sunday evening of Obtain Competition 2022.