Scots rockers Biffy Clyro bag their first No1 with new album Opposites
Biffy knocked the Les Miserables soundtrack off the top spot and fought off the air max challenge of Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours and Justin Bieber’s Believe Acoustic.
Fleetwood Mac’s classic album was given a re release for its 35th anniversary and came straight in at No3.
In more good news, Scots are dominating the British album charts with Emeli Sande at No4 with her debut album Our Version of Events and Calvin Harris at No8 with 18 Months.
Biffy kick start a UK arena tour on March 31 at Aberdeen’s AECC, followed by Glasgow’s SECC on April 1.
They finish with a date at London’s O2 on April 3.
Biffy began life as Screwfish in 1995. Its three teenage members were heavily influenced by Nirvana.
After playing gigs in Glasgow, they were spotted by Dee Bahl, who became their manager. They released a single, iname, on air max Aereogramme’s record lable in June 1999.
A spot on the Unsigned Bands Tent at T in the Park in 2000 led to them being signed to Beggar’s Banquet.
While developing a fanbase through touring, their first three albums Blacke air max air max ned Sky in 2002, The Vertigo of Bliss in 2003 and Infinity Land in 2004 failed to break into the top 40 and they became a niche rock band beloved by their fans.