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- Posted on Sep 19th 2007 11:00AM by Jolie Lash
"This whole campaign with this album in America [has] been so frustrating for us because we made this record and we really, really wanted to come out and tour it and do it properly out here, but we were sort of left without a record company," Borrell tells Spinner. "It's been really frustrating and so I'm really glad that we're coming over to just do this."
When asked if he'd parted ways with their U.S. imprint -- Vertigo/Universal Motown, who dropped the second disc in July 2006 -- Borrell clarified his lack of label statement. "The problem we've got is we're on a worldwide deal with Universal and that means if your record label in that territory is not doing anything, you can't go to anybody else," he explains."We pretty much had no effort whatsoever. From the [band's perspective], it's been very frustrating because from the people that should be releasing the record and promoting it, they've just been non-existent. That's really a bitter blow for us because we were really confident with this record and we were really believed in it and it's worked everywhere else, so we were really disappointed that we didn't get to come and tour America."
On November 7, the band wont' be disappointed any longer. The seven-date tour, will also be Razorlight's last worldwide, in support of their second LP. And, Borrell says, they'll be making the most of it. "I maintain when people get to hear our music in America, they fall in love with it and that's been proven, but the difficult thing is getting people to hear [it]," he says. "At the moment, we're a very well kept secret and I don't mind that position. So we'll bring our show and for whoever it is -- whether there's 500 people in Chicago or 1,000 people in New York -- we'll just come and give them everything we've got. Like I say, I really hope when we release the third record, it will be under much better circumstances."