Biffy Clyro don’t want to be associated with X Factor

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 14: Simon Neil, James Johnston and Ben Johnston of Biffy Clyro attend BBC Radio 1's Teen Awards 2010 held at Hammersmith Apollo, on November 14, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Getty Images/Getty Images)

Biffy Clyro frontman Simon Neil doesn’t want to be too closely associated with the X Factor.

Matt Cardle won the show, and will be releasing a cover of Biffy Clyro’s Many Of Horror – under the new title of When We Collide.

Speaking to Kerrang, Simon revealed that he doesn’t want to be too heavily associated with the show, and he hopes that his fans don’t mind.

“We don’t want to be too closely associated with [X Factor],” he told Kerrang!

“That being said, I think when you look at the classic songs they have used in the past, like Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah for example, it hasn’t really affected my take on that song. I still think the Jeff Buckley version is the best. The same goes for when David Bowie let them use Heroes this year. So I’m hoping it doesn’t impact on the song too much. But you know, it’s too fucking surreal and subversive to possibly be made up!”

“It’s very surreal to think about our music being used on prime time British TV like that,” he added. “I just hope no one is too pissed off about it.”