Geoff Lloyd of Absolute Radio in London spoke with I Am Arrows, the new band of ex-Razorlight drummer Andy Burrows. He talked about leaving Razorlight behind, clears up some rumors and introduced listeners to his new band and their new album ‘Sun Comes Up Again’. “They’re lovely guys, but it was a difficult band to be in,” Burrows said of Razorlight. “Maybe I found it more difficult than anybody.” Watch the interview via YouTube below.
NME followed Razorlight frontman Johnny Borrell as he headed to the stage at V Festival 2009 in Staffordshire over the weekend. Johnny described the excited good feeling he has and waiting for a moment after Skully starts banging on the drums to make his entrance.
Find out what it’s like to walk on stage with Razorlight at T In The Park 2009 in Balado, Scotland. “I think we’re just looking forward to playing the best of the three albums,” singer Johnny Borrell explained to NME. “60 minute set.” Watch the footage via YouTube below.
Razorlight are out with the video to their new single ‘Burberry Blue Eyes’, the third release off the English rock band’s third album ‘Slipway Fires’, out now on Mercury/Vertigo. Watch the James Copeman directed video below.
Absolute Radio DJ Ben Jones spoke with Razorlight singer Johnny Borrell backstage at the Isle of Wight Festival 2009. Johnny talked about their prior show at the festival four years ago, not feeling pressured by being the headline act, not feeling famous but just a singer in a band, how the band dynamic has changed with a new drummer, his advice for festival pulling, his dream lineup for a “Razorlight Festival 2010″, and being bored by Twitter. Watch the interview below.
Rock acts on television this week include:
Razorlight, who perform on ‘Last Call with Carson Daly’ (NBC) on Monday and ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ (CBS) on Wednesday.
Chris Cornell, who performs on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ (ABC) on Tuesday.
The Virgins, who perform on ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’ (NBC) on Wednesday.
The Pretenders, who perform on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ (ABC) on Wednesday.
Delta Spirit, who perform on ‘Last Call’ (NBC) on Thursday.
Pendulum, who perform on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ (ABC) on Thursday.
Bif Naked, who does her first sit down interview following her cancer diagnosis and treatment with ‘The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos’ (CBC) on Thursday.
Cursive, who perform on ‘The Late Show’ (CBS) on Friday.
Razorlight drummer Andy Burrows has decided to leave for personal reasons. “The past five years in Razorlight have been an amazing experience,” Burrows said. “I am very proud of everything that myself, Johnny, Carl, and Bjorn have achieved together, but for personal reasons I have decided to leave the band. I will be pursuing other musical ventures.” Watch a report from ITN below.
According to the latest edition of the popbitch.com newsletter, Razorlight have been holding auditions this week for a drummer to tour with them between now and May in support of their third album ‘Slipway Fires’, prompting the site to “wonder if current stick-man Andy Burrows knows/cares?”
Razorlight lead singer Johnny Borrell spoke with Steven of Kiwibox.com on the phone, talking about the band’s latest album ‘Slipway Fires’, why he thinks he’s constantly scrutinized by the media, how his collaboration with Florence and the Machine came about, and why he’d love to have a tour date scheduled for every single day of the year. Listen to the interview below.
Razorlight are out with the video to their new single ‘Wire To Wire’, the first release off the British indie rock group’s third album ‘Slipway Fires’, out November 3rd on Slipway Fires. Watch it via YouTube below.