Biffy Clyro saw in the New Year by premiering during their headline set at Edinburgh's Hogmanay Concert In The Gardens on December 31, 2015. "It's probably the most punk-rock moment in the new album," said drummer Ben Johnston to The Independent. "It's like an updated version of our teenage selves."
Ben Johnston (from DIY magazine): "This is a good example of how we're not doing what we'd usually do: you'd think on the angriest Biffy song ever, there'd be a really distorted guitar but on this, not so much. We got the drums and tried to make them sound really aggressive and weird, despite us staring at the distortion pedals and wanting that heaviness!"
Johnston told The Guardian why this is his favorite Ellipsis track to play. "It's one of the most rhythmically expressive songs," he said, "and I get to shout some angry lyrics through the chorus which is very cathartic."
Dido helped shut down a Neo-Nazi Web site after learning it was using "White Flag" to promote its hateful messages. Owners of the site had misinterpreted the track as racist and thought they represented their white supremacy views.
"Bittersweet Symphony" by The Verve samples an obscure orchestral arrangement of the 1965 Rolling Stones song "The Last Time." The Verve had to sign away most of the royalties before they could release the song.