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Reasons to Stay Alive: how the suicidal Ibiza rave memoir became an album
Matt Haig’s powerful self-help book was a lifeline for Andy Burrows, one-time drummer with Razorlight. Now, with a little help from Kate Hudson, the two men have turned it into music

Mark Beaumont

19, Nov, 2018 @6:00 AM

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#indieamnesty: how a hashtag revived the last great pre-social media music scene
After #indieamnesty took us down a mid-noughties wormhole of anecdotes, Spector’s Fred Macpherson reflects on the scene that was as unglamorous and idiotic as it was majestic

Fred Macpherson

07, Apr, 2016 @2:12 PM

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Johnny Borrell, the dictionary, the actual Tube network – REVIEWED
Every Friday, we review things that desperately need appraising but seldom receive the critical treatment they deserve. We also review things that really don’t need appraising at all. We’ll review your suggestions too – suggest in the comments or @guideguardian

Paul MacInnes, Kate Hutchinson, Danielle Goldstein, Luke Holland, Gwilym Mumford & Simon Wardell

18, Sep, 2015 @11:42 AM

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Our favourite music features of 2014
From singers scared of the limelight, to boybands who couldn’t escape it, here’s a second chance to relive our favourite musical stories of 2014

Guardian music

29, Dec, 2014 @9:00 AM

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Musicians Andy Burrows and Tom Smith on their special relationship
The Razorlight drummer and Editors frontman met at Glastonbury. They bonded immediately, become fathers at the same time and now make music together

Candice Pires

09, Nov, 2014 @6:00 AM

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Cult music heroes: artists on their unsung idols

Who inspires Faris Badwan, New Order and Jake Bugg? From a north London rapper to a Turkish protest singer, these are the musicians who influence the stars

Interviews by Paul Lester

03, Jul, 2014 @5:33 PM

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Johnny Borrell isn't a buffoon, he's a national treasure
The world has mocked Johnny Borrell for a decade. For what? Doing the things we want rock stars to do. It's time to celebrate him, not deride him

Laura Barton

10, Jun, 2014 @10:49 AM

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Razorlight's Johnny Borrell: 'Record labels are scum'

The singer tells Tim Jonze about his struggles with the music industry, his distaste for mainstream media – and how he escaped the pressures of fame on a Hebridean island

Tim Jonze

29, May, 2014 @1:39 PM

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Johnny Borrell and Zazou review – Razorlight frontman bounces back to confound critics
Borrell's new group looks like an explosion in a fancy-dress shop and sounds like a Glastonbury circus field bar band – in a good way, writes Mark Beaumont

Mark Beaumont

01, May, 2014 @4:26 PM

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David Brent, entertainer, to play two gigs in May in London and Oxford

Ricky Gervais announces further live dates for the ex-Wernham Hogg middle-manager and his band Foregone Conclusion

Nancy Groves

04, Mar, 2014 @11:58 AM

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Johnny Borrell: Borrell 1 – review

The first solo set by Razorlight's frontman is a surprisingly successful collaboration with a group of French buskers, finds Kitty Empire

Kitty Empire

20, Jul, 2013 @11:05 PM

Johnny Borrell: Borrell 1 – review
The former Razorlight frontman retreats to France with a four-track and a suitcase stuffed with saxophones – with scrappy results, writes Harriet Gibsone

Harriet Gibsone

18, Jul, 2013 @8:25 PM

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