Andy Burrows joins We Are Scientists

Following our report back in March that Andy Burrows had quit Razorlight the drummer has since announced that he has has joined New Yorkers We Are Scientists (replacing Adam Aaronson). The trio, completed by Chris Caine and Keith Murray, are now working on songs for the band's third album.

Announcing the new band member, referring to him as an "honorary scientist", Murray told the NME: "We were thinking for this record that we'd collect all our drummer friends and have different guys do different songs. Andy was one of those guys but after he left Razorlight we got together, fell in love and decided to make a record."

Speaking of his departure from Razorlight, Burrows said: "I'm a fan of Razorlight, but by the end I wasn't a fan of being in Razorlight. I was really pleased to hear that they were going to carry on without me, though. It was good to see the band being positive and moving on".

As well as his new role with We Are Scientists, Burrows also announced that he is working on a new solo album, following his lo-fi debut, 'Colours Of My Mind', which was released in aid of a Winchester charity.

Burrows said: "There was no plan from me to go solo. I've always been comfortable behind the drums, but I've always written songs too and I had a bunch sitting around, and it dawned on me once I'd left Razorlight I had enough for an album".

Chris Barnes

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