New Musical Express (NME) - 70 Based on rating 3.5/5
[a]Andy Burrows[/a] probably endured heavier shit storms than [a]Kings Of Leon[/a] did the other week during his five-year stint as Razorlightâ€™s drummer. But even a list of the atrocities Johnny Borrell committed against indie-rock â€“ a lengthy screed that features topless (save for a leather jacket) poses astride his Harley Davidson, that god-awful song about his â€œ[i]hot-bodied girlfriend[/i]â€ (shudder) and an outrageously self-important third album that displayed a more intense Messianic complex than even David Icke has been able to muster â€“ doesnâ€™t fully account for the â€œpersonal differencesâ€ that Burrows cited so politely as the reason for his [a]Razorlight[/a] exit. In order to get a clearer picture of what he really meant, just listen to his full-length debut proper.
Ex-Razorlight. Drummer. Radio 2 playlist. None of these things exactly get your fingers twitching to search iTunes or busting the cellophane off the CD wrapper with your teeth in order to get at the debut record from former Razorlight sticksman, Andy Burrows, aka I Am Arrows. However, despite these ….
Andy Burrows's promotion by some as the real talent behind Razorlight was unfair on Johnny Borrell, despite those white jeans. But it's true that Burrows, who joined after Razorlight recorded their first album and left a couple of months after their third, is more talented than your average neighbourhood indie drummer. Indeed, while in Razorlight, he released a solo album for a Winchester charity in 2008.
Ex-Razorlight drummer shows that talent can lurk behind the hi-hat. Mark Beaumont 2010 Besides “Featuring ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic” and “Toploader reunion announced”, there is no more feared phrase in rock history than “drummer’s solo project”. Yet Foo Fighters resurrected the credibility of such a folly, and we’re currently experiencing a glut of impressive examples of this much-maligned art form.