That’s Biffy, nearly in the buff up there. So. We’ve had more than enough bands from Canada and/or bands with lupine names over the past few, but Abbey hit the FADER party on Thursday to see if Montreal’s We Are Wolves are yet another worth loving. And they are, opening the day festivities at the space with a set laced with howls and “merci”s before Imperial Teen shifted things up a bit, sometimes losing the crowd but always keeping it sharp. Cut Off Your Hands were on the bill, too, with a set of manic dance-punk that put Foals’ MHOW set to shame. Shades of ¡Foward, Russia! for sure, but those exclamatory Leeds kids aren’t here (where are they, anyway?). Cut Off Your Hands, say yeah, etc. Last up was the NME-beloved Glaswegians Biffy Clyro, whose solid set landed “like a punch to the head.” Some sonic samples:


More pics (plus) video of Biffy Clyro’s “Glitter” and Cut Off Your Hands covering Sonic awaits…


Cut Off Your Hands – “Witch” (Sonic Cover)

Biffy Clyro – “Glitter”

BIFFY CLYRO



CUT OFF YOUR HANDS


IMPERIAL TEEN

WE ARE WOLVES



Comments (7)
  1. Jordan  |   Posted on Oct 20th, 2007 0

    I love Biffy Clyro, The latest album was amazing.

  2. rogerT  |   Posted on Oct 21st, 2007 0

    looks pretty rockin. any won catch the dgenetics party?

  3. rogerT  |   Posted on Oct 21st, 2007 0

    looks pretty rockin. any won catch the dgenetics party?

  4. Thx for posting this Biffy performance, Stereogum!
    Even though the recording picks up the instrumentation more than the vocals, it was clearly a magical show — the guys’ energy & joy is so apparent!!

    The guys in Biffy (Simon, Ben, James) are three of the most talented musicians on the planet — it’s so cool to see the U.S. awakening to the genius of Biffy Clyro. Sad that by the time Queens got around to booking a Seattle date, Biffy were already committed to their headline tour in UK and couldn’t play that show. Definitely sad for Seattle, that would have been a fabulous show.

    Rock on :-)

  5. Austin Stephens  |   Posted on Oct 22nd, 2007 0

    Shoulda seen the Gramercy show later that night, absolutely crazy. It was ridiculous…. A classic Rock n’ roll moment.

  6. Who wrote this article/took the photos? Please contact me if you read this… Joe@JoeCereghino.com

  7. James Dolman  |   Posted on Jan 5th, 2009 0

    Ben from biffy is playing a DW kit.. what is going on? :O

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