Smith & Burrows on their new music and old bromance

Virgin Radio

12 Feb 2021, 14:41

Editors' Tom Smith and former Razorlight drummer Andy Burrows joined the Chris Evans Breakfast Show with Sky to talk about music, their trip to Nashville and being good buddies. 

Tom said: “We met in 2005 Glastonbury Festival after both of our bands played, having a chat over a few beers and it become a beautiful friendship and here we are with our second album.

“We were mates to start with. Not long after I helped him do a promo and I kind of just hung out with him but that was the very beginnings of our musical friendship, but we very early on were buddies.

"We lived in a similar part of North London and went for drinks, chatting about the world of music and so we spent quite a lot of time hanging out before the music started to grow."

On going away for six weeks to record the album, they said: “We went to Nashville because the producer who we made this record with, it's where he's based. The fact he was up for doing this album with us was just so amazing, so we didn't tell anyone, we just jumped on a plane and went to record the album because it was an absolute dream opportunity."

On the name of their song 'Parliament Hill', Tom said: “Andy and I became friends and we were living in North London. It's where our friendship blossomed. We've been through a lot of things together; having kids at similar times, our families are quite close and getting married so it's about memories attaching themselves to a place - even though we're not there anymore, it's a nostalgic look back."

Smith & Burrows latest single 'I Want You Back In My Life' is out now, whilst their album Only Smith & Burrows Is Good Enough comes out next Friday (19th February).

For more great interviews listen to The Chris Evans Breakfast Show with Sky, weekdays from 6:30am on Virgin Radio, or catch up on-demand here.