But the band are ready to take the challenge…

Razorlight have compared touring the US with “getting your arse kicked”.

The band recently played California’s Coachella Festival in the midst of a full North American campus tour supporting Muse, and reckon that the intensive schedule is improving them as a band.

Singer Johnny Borrell said: “There’s nothing that makes you a good band like gigging and all that touring. I think we’ve taken every single show incredibly seriously and given it everything we’ve got. We don’t have off nights. I think that’s made us into the band that we are live.”

Despite Borrell’s throat infection which plagued the group’s last solo trek of the States earlier this year, the singer is keen to accept the challenge of ‘breaking America’.

He told MTV News: “Every time you go [to America] you get your arse kicked. And then you wait until it heals again, and then you go back there again and get you’re arse kicked again and keep doing the same thing — until one day, you don’t get your arse kicked.”

Razorlight are listed as headliners at this year’s sold out Nokia Isle Of Wight Festival, alongside REM, Roxy Music and [a][/a].