Biffy Clyro have taken their inimitable rock sound from tiny venues to the world, notching up international hit albums in the process.
Yet they remain loveable, hairy lads from Ayrshire. 2012's 'Opposites' was an expansive double set, dealing with challenging topics such as alcoholism and depression.
Taking 'Opposites' on the road, Biffy Clyro have notched up some career highs. Now, as Simon Neil told XFM, the band are focussing on their next step.
"I've written about 14 songs so far" he said. "We're kind of doing some demos of them at the moment. The fact that the ball is rolling on this record is very exciting, I think we'll look to record it maybe the start of next year, possibly out for the end of next year."
"To me making a record, it's an ongoing process. You might not be ready to record it in a couple of months but the creativity and the evolution of the band, it picks up exactly where it left off."
Continuing, Simon Neil explained that once Biffy Clyro headline T In The Park and the Isle of Wight festival this summer the band will go off the radar.
"It's probably wise for us to disappear for a wee while, as well" he said. "We've had so much love from people and they've been so kind but there's nothing worse than a band that just stays in your face for ages and ages so we'll probably disappear for a while and hopefully you guys will miss us."