Biffy Clyro: 'We all owe a bit of gratitude to David Bowie'
publish date: 2017-01-11
Biffy Clyro have paid tribute to David Bowie on the anniversary of his death yesterday (Tuesday 10).
In an interview on Radio X, frontman Simon Neil talked about the impact the late star had on the group.
'I think just anyone who's ever played music or ever listened to music owes a bit of gratitude to David Bowie,' he said. 'For us Bowie's always been there. I think he's such a part of the tapestry of the culture coming out of the UK and the music.'
Asked about which Bowie tracks inspire him, Neil chose 'Low' album track 'Sound and Vision'. 'Even though there's not a lot of vocals on that one, it's one of my favourite songs, I love how he put a three or four minute intro to songs.'
'The Howl' singer added: 'For me there's so many amazing songs, so many beautiful songs, so many songs that bring out different feelings.'
Neil also revealed that the group would often play Bowie's 'Let's Dance' to prepare for their live performances.
'We used to go onto 'Let's Dance', which I know isn't Bowie's greatest song, but it got us right pumped up, so thank you David Bowie for all you've done.'