Johnny Borrell to host new ‘hypnagogic mandala party’ in support of new single

Singer to release new track 'Black God' with his band Zazou

Johnny Borrell has announced details of a new single and the second of his ‘hypnagogic mandala’ parties.

The Razorlight frontman hosted the first event earlier this year (March 2015), when punters could only gain admission by using mandalas, a Hindu and Buddhist symbol that represents the universe.

Borrell has now confirmed details of a follow-up event, which will take place on September 17, in support of his band Zazou’s new single ‘Black God’. Fans will be able to buy tickets to the party at London’s Passing Clouds venue, and will then be able to receive a free download of ‘Black God’ by emailing Atlantic Culture Records with either a drawing or photo of a mandala. The song will be released on October 30. For more information, see

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Borrell’s 2013 solo album ‘Borrell 1’ sold just 594 copies in its first week.

Borrell responded to the poor sales of his debut solo effort by saying, “I would rather play to 80 people than 80,000.”

Borrell said: “It is being heard and appreciated by as many people as possible! It is! If that’s 500 people, that’s 500 people. If those are the 500 people that are open enough at this point in time to hear this record, fucking fantastic man.”

He continued: “On a personal level, I feel like I connected with songwriting again. I would rather play to 80 people who are switched on enough, and unprejudiced enough, to get what’s going on with this band right now, than to play to 80,000 people who are there because that’s the CD that’s out this year or whatever.”