Razorlight inspired by Hope Of The States for new album

The band visit their mates to gear up for their second album…

Razorlight have revealed that Hope Of The States have influenced them for the follow-up to last year’s debut ’UP ALL NIGHT’.

The record is still expected to be released in spring 2006 and following a visit to their old friends’ studio, Razorlight are looking forward to getting started.

Drummer Andy Burrows told NME.COM: “I went down to see Hope Of The States in Shoreditch where they’re recording and it’s so exciting for them and it got me really excited – the prospect of working on the next record. Apart from ‘Somewhere Else’ it will be my first actual proper chance to get stuck into something on the recording front. I can’t wait.”

He added: “Hopefully we’re going to calm it soon, stop and just get on with the new record. I think we’re going to get back into the studio very soon and start arranging all the new stuff we’ve got. I really can’t wait.”

However Razorlight are still unsure as to whether they will return to Sawmills studio in Fowey, Cornwall or try recording elsewhere.

“I know we’re putting it together in London,” Burrows said. “We’ll be finishing off arranging and writing it in a studio here that we’re working in but as to where we’ll record it I’m not sure.”