Machines (song)

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Machines Download / 7" #1 Cover
Single by Biffy Clyro
from the album Puzzle
B-side "Hermaphrofight"
"Classical Machines
"Machines (Demo)"
"Machines (Rock Version)"
Released 8 October 2007 (UK)
Format CD, 7"
Recorded The Warehouse Studio
Vancouver, British Columbia

The Farm Studios
Gibsons, British Columbia
Genre Acoustic rock
  • 3:56 (Album version)
  • 3:38 (Single version)
  • 3:28 (Rock version)
Label 14th Floor
Writer(s) Simon Neil
Producer(s) Garth Richardson
Biffy Clyro
Biffy Clyro singles chronology
"Folding Stars"
"Who's Got A Match?"
Puzzle track listing
  1. "Living Is a Problem Because Everything Dies"
  2. "Saturday Superhouse"
  3. "Who's Got a Match?"
  4. "As Dust Dances"
    • "2/15ths"
  5. "A Whole Child Ago"
  6. "The Conversation Is..."
  7. "Now I'm Everyone"
  8. "Semi-Mental"
    • "4/15ths"
  9. "Love Has a Diameter"
  10. "Get Fucked Stud"
  11. "Folding Stars"
  12. "9/15ths"
  13. "Machines"
CD Cover
7" #2 Cover

"Machines" is a song by Scottish band Biffy Clyro, from their 2007 album, Puzzle. It was due to be released as the fourth physical single from Puzzle on 1 October 2007 but was pushed back 1 week and released on 8 October 2007.

The "Alternate Mix" was released on iTunes on 30, 1 September day earlier than expected.

The "Rock Version" can only be bought at and also has alternate lyrics to the album version.


Simon Neil has commented on the song, saying:

This is an acoustic song we recorded on the last day in the studio. I wanted the album to end on a positive vibe. No matter what you go through there's always hope. You can make yourself happy.[1]

Track listings[edit]

Songs and lyrics by Simon Neil. Music by Biffy Clyro.

  • CD 14FLR44CD, 5051442406672
  1. "Machines (Chris Lord-Alge Mix)" - 3:54
  2. "Hermaphrofight"
  • 7" #1 14FLR27V1, 5051442406672
  1. "Machines (Chris Lord-Alge Mix)" - 3:54
  2. "Classical Machines (Remix)"
  • 7" #2 14FLR27V2, 5051442406672
  1. "Machines (Chris Lord-Alge Mix)" - 3:54
  2. "Machines (Demo)"
  • Digital download - exclusive
  1. "Rock Machines"


  • Simon Neil – guitar, vocals
  • James Johnston – bass, vocals
  • Ben Johnston – drums, vocals
  • Garth Richardson – producer
  • Dorothy Lawson - cello
  • Iain Cook – "Classical Machines" remixer
  • Chris Lord-Alge - "Machines (Alternative Version)" mixer

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
UK Singles Chart[2] 29


External links[edit]