BIFFY CLYRO – ENMORE THEATRE, SYDNEY 05/09/2014
Scot-rockers Biffy Clyro gave Sydney one heck of a show on Friday night, clothing was minimal, as expected.
A rowdy room of Biffy fans (largely comprised of intoxicated blokes) were first greeted by an energetic set from Aussie support act Calling All Cars, a performance that loosened up the old ear-drums and got us in the mood for dirty guitars.
The Scottish three-piece kicked the set off with Different People, which was hard to listen to carefully with so much ink and chest hair on stage. Three songs in, the crowd’s eyes had adjusted to the U.K physique and were ready to embrace the music. It’s safe to say Biffy Clyro know how to put on a show. Chromatic scales were abundant, lights were a-flickering. A lovely scope of melodic, slower tracks and traditional Biffy fast-and-loud tunes were played, both precisely and powerfully. Front-man Simon Neil’s guitar work was complimented by his peculiar form, notably during guitar solos (which were plentiful). The slower solos were accompanied by fluent, hippy-esque spinal motion which often turned in a tyrannosaurus-like strut around the stage. Whatever helps get the notes out, I guess.
It goes without saying that the room was ecstatic to have the band back in Australia, and the band seemed genuinely stoked to be there too. The tour isn’t over yet, but I hope the wait isn’t too long before they bring back the Biff, a show worth coming back for.