Performing relatively poorly in the charts, the album sold a mere 594 copies in its first week.
City last won it in 2008, a completely different era.
Since then, especially in the last few years, they have spent millions on their academy, and upset plenty of people along the way. To watch a City academy team play, especially this side that has made it to this final, is to see a youth team with a rare understanding of the tactical demands of the elite game.
Then three-and-a-half minutes later it's f*cked.” Speaking about the band’s first record, Borrell remained positive, praising their “drum ‘n’ bass obsessed maniac” drummer Christian Smith-Pancorvo but concluding that continuing with “some faux-idealisation of something gritty, aggressive and cool” would have been “completely f*cking bogus.” For their second album, the self-titled , Andy Burrows joined on drums: “I think the second Razorlight album definitely opened the way for a flood of mediocrity in UK music.
In my defence, though, people think of Razorlight as some kind of Johnny Borrell solo project, but it was always collaborative. He was a great drummer with a melodic ear – but if you want to figure out who was taking Razorlight in which direction, then maybe have a listen to what we’re each doing now.
Johnny Borrell does not currently have any concerts scheduled in Australia in 2017.