Johnny Borrell speaks out about Razorlight spat

The star talks to NME.COM after NYC show

Razorlight shook off recent spats and rumours to play a strikingly confident show in New York last night (Feb 26) – and after the gig Johnny Borrell spoke about the spat for the first time to NME.COM.

Lead singer Borrell and bassist Carl Dalemo were recently seen confronting each other on stage during a show in Lyon (February 4) – this followed a scuffle with drummer Andy Burrows last year after an awards ceremony.

The public disputes had triggered a series of rumours about the band’s future, including suggestions the rest of the group had a “peace pact” to stay together while it remained financially viable.

However following the gig at Bowery Ballroom, Borrell refuted claims that there had been unrest in the Razorlight camp.

“We had an argument on stage but what it was about was neither here nor there,” he told NME.COM. “The fact is that it was totally blown out of proportion by the all the papers – including yours. I haven’t alienated anyone in my band. There certainly did seem to be much alienation evident on stage tonight.”

Borrell was also keen to outline his continued enthusiasm for the band.

“I don’t know why people seem to think I’ve had such a difficult year – this is the best gig in the world,” he declared. “Getting to tour the world is something you dream about as a kid and I still love doing it.”

The set was:

‘In The Morning’

‘Hold On’

‘Golden Touch’

‘Back To The Start’

‘Don’t Go Back To Dalston’

‘Pop Song 2006’

‘LA Waltz’

‘Before I Fall To Pieces’

‘Can’t Stop This Feeling I’ve Got’

‘Somewhere Else’


‘Kirby’s House’


‘Who Needs Love?’

‘In The City’

‘Fall, Fall, Fall’

‘Stumble And Fall’

The band’s North American jaunt continues on March 1 with a date in Canada at Toronto’s Mod Club.

–By our New York staff.

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