RAZORLIGHT DRUM UP SUPPORT FOR NEW MAN!

NME.COM is there to see the band put Andy Burrows through his paces...

Razorlight played a secret gig last night (May 25) in LONDON giving fans their first glimpse of their new drummer.

The band tore through a highly charged set at Kentish Town’s Bull And Gate, putting new sticksman Andy Burrows through his paces from the first chord of opening song ‘Rip It Up’.

The set featured tracks from the group’s forthcoming debut album ‘Up All Night’, including ‘Golden Touch’, ‘Don’t Go Back To Dalston’, ‘Vice’, ‘In The City’ and ‘To The Sea’ as well as B-sides such as ‘Yeah Yeah Yeah’.

Speaking about Burrows’ debut gig, singer Johnny Borrell told NME.COM: “It was a great warm-up set. Andy did a brilliant job, especially seeing that we’ve only been practising for five days.”

Libertines’ Carl Barat, John Hassall and Gary Powell were in the crowd supporting Razorlight.

Burrows replaced Christian Smith-Pancorvo after the original drummer said that being in the band affected his health and was conflicting with his stringent lifestyle regime.

Razorlight release debut LP ‘Up All Night’ on June 21, following their next single, ‘Golden Touch’, which comes out on June 7.

Razorlight head out on tour tomorrow (May 27), kicking off at Nottingham Rescue Rooms.

The dates are:

Nottingham Rescue Rooms (May 27)

Stoke Sugarmill (28)

Newcastle Northumbria University (29)

Glasgow Arches (30)

Middlesborough Music Live (31)

Leeds Cockpit (June 2)

Manchester Academy 3 (3)

Leicester Princess Charlotte (4)

Liverpool University (5)

Birmingham Carling Academy 2 (7)

Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms (8)

Bristol Fleece (9)

London ULU (10)

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