The former Razorlight drummer returns dismally safe on his third solo LP
Andy Burrows’ career has taken many paths since he gave up on Johnny Borrell and left Razorlight in 2009, including a recent stint behind the skins for another much-loved comedy character, David Brent, and his band Foregone Conclusion. ‘Fall Together Again’ sees Burrows take centre stage for his third solo album and it’s a drab affair. An orchestral flourish begins the pleasantly brief opener ‘Derwen’ but after that it becomes a case of dodging Top Gear dad anthems (‘City To Coast’) and pop cheese Gary Barlow might consider a bit obvious (‘All This I’ve Heard Before’). The stark synths on ‘Watch Me Fall Again’ offer a glimpse into darker territory, but isn’t enough to save a dismally safe effort.
Record label: PIAS
Release date: 20 Oct, 2014