Razorlight frontman Johnny Borrell has said he finally has the band he wants following the departure of drummer Andy Burrows. Burrows, who left in March of this year, was replaced by David Sullivan and Borrell has revealed his arrival has given a boost to the group.
“It was not at all certain that we were going to carry on. We had kind of rehearsed for it (Burrows’ departure) because we had exactly the same situation just after the first album, where Christian Smith-Pancorvo left, then Andy came in. But David fitted in right away. He’s a really great guy and an excellent drummer so it feels new and exciting.”
“There’s no nonsense around at the moment, just people who want to make music,” he said. “We’ve done quite a few songs but it’s early days for titles.”
After their last album, ‘Slipway Fires‘, was poorly received by both fans and critics alike, Borrell has promised fans a different approach when the band returns to the studio. “It’s back to the real basic team of the other four of us in a studio,” he explained. “‘Slipway Fires’ was like the art record and this will be totally different.”
Borrell has faced constant accusations of egotism since the release of Razorlight’s debut album in 2003 – rumours which were inflamed recently by comments from their former drummer: “It was hell. I’m glad I’m finally out of it,” Andy Burrows said. “I hated being in the band. Johnny and I didn’t get on. Now I’ve got my freedom. He never wanted people to know we both wrote songs and I couldn’t be in control. I’m happy again now.”
Razorlight will appearing alongside headliners Oasis and The Killers at this weekend’s V Festival.Just Published:
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