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Biffy Clyro announce new “intimate” documentary ‘Cultural Sons Of Scotland’

The films arrives on Amazon Prime Video and Amazon Music next week – check out a trailer here

By Tom Skinner

Biffy Clyro (Picture: Press)

Biffy Clyro have announced a new documentary called ‘Cultural Sons Of Scotland’, which is due to land on Amazon Prime Video next week.

The project is described as an “intimate documentary film” that delves into the “back-to-basics” recording process the trio adopted to create their ninth and most recent studio album, ‘The Myth Of The Happily Ever After’.

“With unprecedented access to the band, the new feature-length film takes viewers on the journey with Simon, Ben and James as they return to their home in Ayrshire to create their latest, critically acclaimed album in the most unusual of studio environments,” the official synopsis reads.

“The film explores how the experience of recording an album in Scotland for the first time prompted the band to reflect on the importance of where they’re from, how this has influenced their career to date and reinforced their lifelong bond as friends and bandmates.”

Biffy Clyro: Cultural Sons Of Scotland’ documents the group’s “ups and downs” as well as their sold-out outdoor show at Glasgow Green last September, which marked Biffy’s first Scottish performance in nearly two years.

You can check out an official two-minute trailer below.

Frontman Simon Neil said: “In the same part of the world as I wrote my very first song is where we’re making this record, and there’s something really pure about that.” 

Drummer Ben Johnston added: “We don’t need all the bells and whistles for us to be fulfilled and happy, we just need the three of us to be making music together and have that vibe in a room – and that’s what keeps our hearts beating.” 

Bassist James Johnston, meanwhile, commented: “Everyone should join a band… if you get a chance to go join a band with your brothers or your sisters, or people you consider to be a brother or a sister, that’s probably the best years you’ll ever have in your life.” 

‘Biffy Clyro: Cultural Sons Of Scotland’ will premiere on Amazon Music and Prime Video next Friday (February 25).

Fans can also watch the film at four cinemas – Dalston’s Rio Cinema, Cameo in Edinburgh, DCA in Dundee and Everyman in Glasgow – for one night only on Thursday, February 24. Tickets for the exclusive ‘Doc n’ Roll Films presents…’ screenings are available here.