Razorlight fans will be in bits today to discover than main man, Johnny Borrell has put the band on hold.

Having struggled to produce a follow-up to 2009’s Slipway Fires it's unclear as to whether this announcement is an admit of defeat or a genuine hiatus.

In an interview with French station, Oui FM, Johnny said, "Razorlight are going to play The Olympia in Paris on April 3rd and after that its Johnny Borrell, for the moment, and that’s Freddy who plays in Razorlight, and Joao who comes from Brazil, who we met playing his saxophone in the street, and its Darren who plays keyboards. We had gone to the South Of France to a small house in the Pays Basque last year and the music just came very naturally. It's an album that was born in the spirit of a party, and the arrangements for the songs come from that atmosphere. When music works it’s like love, you can't force it and that’s what happened with this. I'm so happy that it’s come about this way, I'm just very removed from all the commerciality and the circus of rock'n'roll and I'm really happy that this record has come about in this way and happy to have made the record."

Borrell will release a double A-side 7” on April 15th via Rough Trade East.