MTV’s iconic Unplugged sessions from the mid-1990s are back as Scottish band Biffy Clyro announces a new acoustic album and tour, giving the chance for a wider audience to see the band play a rare, full-length acoustic set in magnificent surroundings. Although their live shows are best known for their electrifying and explosive energy, Biffy Clyro have often demonstrated that their songs possess an added poignancy when stripped back to their essence. The set is rich with favourites from the Biffy catalogue. Machines is already long established as a highlight of the band’s live shows as Simon Neil performs accompanied by a single acoustic guitar, while the likes of Many of Horror, Re-arrange and Medicine are all natural fits for an Unplugged performance. Yet the band also flourish with stripped-back performances of songs that were more aggressive and dramatic in their original form, such as The Captain, Black Chandelier and Bubbles. The tour will also present some special treats for Biffy fans. A stunning take on the Beach Boys’ classic God Only Knows is an undoubted highlight, while a brand new original song is also included in the shape of Different Kind of Love.