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Razorlight reform classic line-up

By | Published on Friday 30 April 2021


Razorlight have announced the reunion of their classic line-up for the first time in more than a decade. That’s Johnny Borrell, Andy Burrows, Björn Ågren and Carl Dalemo, if you were wondering. Which I’m sure you weren’t. They’ll kick things off with a live-streamed performance in June.

“It feels incredible”, said Burrows, appearing with Johnny Borrell on Chris Evans’ Virgin Radio show. “We’ve spent the past week or two rehearsing. Playing these songs has been an absolute joy. The emotions that were going through me when we started playing ‘America’, I forgot to play the first half of the song – it was totally nuts. It’s been amazing. It’s so powerful playing these old tunes. It’s very very special”.

Borrell added: “I’m really enjoying reconnecting with Andy and Carl, it’s like getting to know people again. I’m enjoying it because you never want to lose friends. It’s a horrible thing to think. It doesn’t really make sense. It definitely feels good to me on a personal level. On a creative level – amazing. We’ve been in the studio rehearsing and recording. As soon as the four of us are in the room, it just sounds amazing, straight away”.

Of course, since Burrows quit the band in 2009, Borrell has continued on with various different collaborators and was once upstaged by a hat. The band have become a bit of a target for ridicule in that time (not least due to that hat), so it’s easy to forget that there was a time when they were really quite popular. Whether that can be rekindled now remains to be seen.

If you’re one of the people excited about all this, you can buy tickets for the livestream here.