Biffy Clyro announce new film and soundtrack ‘Balance, Not Symmetry’

“It’s a Romeo and Juliet story told from Juliet’s
perspective”

Biffy Clyro performs at
‘Sleep In The Park’ with Frightened Rabbit. Credit: Danny Payne/NME

Biffy
Clyro
have announced the premiere of their new original
soundtrack to the film ‘Balance, Not Symmetry’.

The Scottish band’s last full-length LP ‘Ellipsis
arrived back in 2016, landing at
Number 26 on NME‘s Albums of The Year list
. It spawned the
singles ‘Wolves of Winter’, ‘Re-Arrange’, and ‘Howl’.
They’ve
since spent recent months teasing progress on new material from the
recording studio
 (as well as
making revelations about jamming with DIY SOS host Nick
Knowles
).

Now, they’ve confirmed that the film ‘Balance, Not
Symmetry’ with their own original soundtrack will be debuted at
Edinburgh Film Festival on June 23.

The film “Balance, Not Symmetry” with
original soundtrack recording by Biffy Clyro will be screened at
the @edfilmfest
on 23rd June 2019. More soon!! pic.twitter.com/Ni1EzLJdz5

— Biffy Clyro (@BiffyClyro)
May 15, 2019

Last year,
the band spoke to NME and the film and their plans to potentially
release two albums
.

“We’ve been working on a lot of new music,” frontman Simon
Neil told NME of their year so far. “We’re working on two
records concurrently at the moment.

“We’re doing one record for a movie which will be filmed
once we’ve finished it. It’s this really cool kind of
collaboration with this Welsh director called Jamie Adams. He’s a
fantastic director. He makes some really hilarious movies, but this
one will not be funny!”

Neil continued: “We’re writing the soundtrack and some of
the script will come from some of the lyrics in the songs. It’s
this constantly changing thing at the moment, but we’ve got the
songs picked. Then at the same time we’re working on ‘Opus
8’, which is our working title for the next Biffy album.

“That’s going great and we’re just doing what we do.

The movie sets out to be a “a ‘Romeo And Juliet’ story
from Juliet’s point of view”.

“[Jamie] doesn’t work strictly from a script, it’s an
outline – that’s why it’s doable,” said Neil. “We’ll
have all of our music done, then they’ll go and workshop it with
the music playing along and things so the ideas can spark off it.
It’s really unusual, and it’s tough to explain. Even our label
were like ‘only you would be the band to do everything
backwards’. That’s what really appealed to us.”

As for the sound of the soundtrack, Neil added: “I see it as
six pairs of songs. There are a couple of songs that are acoustic
and but Nick Cave-y, there are a couple that are full-on
electronic, a couple of songs that are weird hardcore songs, a
couple of big epic rock songs, and we’re just trying to approach
it in a different way.”

More details on the project are expected to follow in the weeks
ahead.

Meanwhile,
Biffy were among the special guests to join Frightened Rabbit at a
tribute gig to the late Scott Hutchison
back in December.

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Biffy Clyro announce new film and soundtrack ‘Balance, Not Symmetry’