Razorlight frontman focusing on breaking US

Johnny Borrell has hit out at the Brit Awards and claimed his band Razorlight will be focusing on breaking the US.

Johnny Borrell has hit out at the Brit Awards and claimed his band Razorlight will be focusing on breaking the US.

The 28-year-old rocker stressed the importance of breaking through in the home of rock’n’roll.

Borrell said: “In Britain going on the radio is so democratic, relying on DJs to play your records and promote you. You can break pretty quickly in this country and it takes a while for you to exist in the first place.

“We’ve just signed a record contract in the US and we go over there in a couple of days.

“Making it in the US is important to us. It’s an important part of rock’n’roll. It’s where everything comes from.”

The musician, speaking to Absolute Radio’s Geoff Lloyd in the UK, was asked if he thought up-and-coming band Florence And The Machine – with whom he has written songs - would do well at this year’s Brit Awards.

Borrell replied: “Having never received a Brit I’m in no position to comment. Razorlight know nothing about the Brits.”

Asked if he felt Razorlight deserved one, he said: “That’s up to the industry.”

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