Biffy Clyro

UEA LCR, Norwich

> UEA LCR, Norwich

“Thank you for catching our lead singer” is not a phrase often heard at the LCR, but after Biffy Clyro lead singer Simon Neil stage dived into the crowd during their gig on Saturday night it seemed only polite.

The Glaswegian rockers are famous for the almost fanatical devotion of their fans, and their set demonstrated exactly why, as the band demonstrated a versatility and imagination that puts many of their contemporaries to shame. After a dramatic entrance that used the LCR's lighting to full effect and showcased the skill of drummer Ben Johnston, early highlights included the earnest crowd sing-along of Questions and Answers, and the soaring ballad that is their latest single, Only One Word Comes to Mind. The set really came to life towards the end of the evening with the relatively sedate There's No Such Man as Crasp thrown into sharp contrast by There's No Such Thing as a Jaggy Snake, full of intricate guitar work and demented screaming. The encore followed with a change of pace in the acoustic The Atrocity, before delivering a final aural hammering with the monstrous guitar riffs of Toys, Toys, Toys, Choke, Toys, Toys, Toys.

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