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Wednesday 20 August 2014

Biffy Clyro praise Arctic Monkeys

Biffy Clyro have talked about their love of the Arctic Monkeys

Biffy Clyro have said they wish more bands were like the Arctic Monkeys and have praised how much music they produce.

The T In The Park headliners were on Zane Lowe's BBC Radio 1 show choosing their highlights from the festival and went with fellow headliners Arctic Monkeys.

According to NME, frontman Simon Neil said: "People can forget how productive they've been. Really, they haven't stopped at all. To still have that evolution in this record, to really take a huge step sideways and forward, it's opened up the possibilities for the next 10 years for them as well. I wish all British bands were like this."

Simon's bandmate, drummer Ben Johnston also admitted that sometimes the band need a reminder of their own songs: "We played Ireland a couple of shows recently, and we played Hero Management from the first record, and I don't know how truthful I should be here but in the practice room we had to get our iPods out."

Simon agreed: "The amount of brain cells I've killed over the years. I messed up words, actually, I forgot the second verse of Victory Over The Sun at T on Friday and it's always when I least expect it, because the songs that I think I don't know, that we haven't played in a while inevitably are perfect, and there's only a certain amount of room for a number of songs in my little brain, so whenever I write a new song it normally pushes an old one out."

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