'Film has always inspired our songs' says Johnny Borrell
Razorlight played their first-ever gig at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah last night (January 15).
The British rockers performed a stripped-down set at the renowned festival, with frontman Johnny Borrell singing and playing guitar, and Andy Burrows playing drums and providing harmonies.
A devoted crowd sang along to their songs, including ‘Hostage Of Love’, ‘Wire To Wire’ and ‘Fall To Pieces’, during the band’s high-energy, four-song set.
“Film has always inspired our songs,” said Borrell, who was romantically linked with Hollywood actress Kirsten Dunst. “Our song ‘The House’ was inspired by the film ‘Five Easy Pieces’ starring Jack Nicholson.”
Borrell added that the band would love to have their music placed in films, although they haven’t yet had the opportunity.
As for the Sundance scene in Utah, the band seemed to be lapping it up. When asked what their future goals were, Borrell replied, “We’d like to become members of every bar in Utah!”
Razorlight will release their third studio album, ‘Slipway Fires’, in the US in March.
–By our Los Angeles staff.