Though likely able to walk down any street in America unaccosted, Scottish trio Biffy Clyro are bona fide rock stars at home since their late-90’s start, growing from cult act to perennial festival headliner and inspiring fans and other artists with a blend of aggressive prog and infectious melody. Count among those inspired Welsh film director Jamie Adams, who approached the band with the idea of making a record that he would subsequently build a feature film around.
The band announced they were at work on the project last spring; last weekend, the fruits of their labor were presented as a full, straight-to-the-streaming-services album, and were accompanied by a video for the title track, “Balance, Not Symmetry”:
The timing of the release coincides with that of the film’s official trailer:
Balance, Not Symmetry premieres at the Edinburgh Film Festival next month before a wider UK release in July. The band promises a double-vinyl soundtrack LP will follow around the time that the film hits screens. Stream it ’til then: