The Scottish band’s 2010 anthem Many of Horror was performed by eventual winner Matt Cardle on Sunday’s final and has been released as a single in the race for Christmas number one, a move which has angered fans of ‘The Biff’, leading some to accuse the band of selling out.
“This is pure shockin’ man,” said one particularly spotty teenager. “I’ve been following Biffy since they were playing wee town halls in Kilmarnock. That’s when they had respect for their fans. Not now that they’ve sold their soul for a few pounds.”
“They’ve shown that they don’t care about their real fans anymore, the ones who got them where they are today. All they care about now is making money and getting their songs on TV,” berated another long-term fan.
“Rock music isn’t about making money and being heard on the radio,” bemoaned another follower of the Scots rockers. “It’s about keeping it real and catering to the small group of fans who have been there since the beginning! They’re our band, not yours!”