Johnny Borrell has announced Razorlight are to be put on hold while he prepares to release solo material. In an interview on the French radio station Oui FM he said: -
"Razorlight are going to play The Olympia in Paris on April 3rd and after that its Johnny Borrell, for the moment, and that's Freddy who plays in Razorlight, and Joao who comes from Brazil, who we met playing his saxophone in the street, and its Darren who plays keyboards. We had gone to the South Of France to a small house in the Pays Basque last year and the music just came very naturally. It's an album that was born in the spirit of a party, and the arrangements for the songs come from that atmosphere. When music works its like love, you can't force it and thats what happened with this. I'm so happy that its come about this way, I'm just very removed from all the commerciality and the circus of rock'n'roll and I'm really happy that this record has come about in this way and happy to have made the record."
Johnny will release the four track cassette recordings of 'Dahlia Allegro' and 'Pan - European Supermodel Song' as a Double A side limited edition 7" vinyl on April 8th with the single available in advance at a Rough Trade East performance on April 5th.
He will also be performing a number of shows including the Olympia in Paris. A full list of dates is below.
More news on Johnny's solo album will follow shortly.
25th March London Servant Jazz Quarters
26th March Amsterdam Backstage Bar
27th March Paris Le Truskel
1st April London Servant Jazz Quarters
2nd April Amsterdam Backstage Hotel
3rd April RAZORLIGHT OLYMPIA, Paris
4th April Paris, Le Truskel
5th April London, Rough Trade East