Razorlight have today confirmed that founding members Bjorn Agren (guitar) and Carl Dalemo (bass) left the band late last year. In an official statement, their replacements were also confirmed.
‘We can officially confirm that founder members Bjorn Agren and Carl Dalemo agreed on an amicable parting following unproductive early recording sessions for a new album late last year. Agren is currently producing, remixing and playing guitar with Lucy Rose and Carl Dalemo is planning his own band.
Gus Robertson (Mick Jones) comes in as guitarist and Freddie Stitz (Smokey Angle Shades) joins the band on bass. Skully, who took over when Andy Burrows left in 2008 continues as Razorlight’s drummer.
The band are currently working on their new album.’
I genuinely enjoyed Razorlight’s first two albums, but after this news (as well as its accompanying picture) and their laughable third album Slipway Fires, it is becoming harder and harder to take them seriously. It’s funny, when Borrell formed the band back in 2002 he dreamt of becoming the next Clash, or The Who. What they’ve turned out as, is in fact, the new Sugababes.