You don’t know it yet, but you very well might find yourself yelling “Mon the Biff!” a lot in the months to come.
That’s the phrase fans of the Scottish alt-rockers Biffy Clyro are prone to shout during the band’s live shows. And after hearing their unplugged version of “The Rain,” available exclusively below, you’ll see why.
The group — singer Simon Neil and brothers James and Ben Johnston — are perhaps best known Stateside for opening several Foo Fighters tour dates, but they’re stadium-sized stars in the U.K.; their latest album album Opposites, their sixth, recently debuted at No. 1 there in its opening week. (The album is set to his the U.S. on March 12; you can preorder it on iTunes here.)
And if you can’t see them at their headlining gigs at the massive Reading and Leeds festivals in England this year, you will be able to catch them at Coachella this April; the group will also begin supporting the British mega-rockers Muse on a North American tour starting that same month.
All of which is to say, get used to Biffy Clyro. Take a listen to their acoustic version of “The Rain” below:
Dig what you heard? Worry not, blokes who live in the Northeast, California, and Canada — you’ll have ample opportunity to catch them live:
4/9 Toronto, Ontario – Air Canada Centre*
4/10 Toronto, Ontario – Air Canada Centre*
4/12 Boston, MA – TD Garden*
4/13 Indio, CA – Coachella
4/15 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden*
4/16 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden*
4/19 East Rutherford, NJ – IZOD Center*
4/20 – Indio, CA – Coachella
4/23 Montreal, Quebec – Bell Centre*
4/24 Montreal, Quebec – Bell Centre*
4/26 Quebec City, Quebec – Colisée Pepsi*