A Few More Things: Razorlight, Young Galaxy & Benjy Davis Project

Razorlight has a new lineup thanks to the departure of two band members, Young Galaxy has announced rescheduled U.S. dates, and Benjy Davis Project will soon embark on a hiatus.

Shining A Light On A New Lineup

Razorlight’s lineup no longer includes guitarist Bjorn Agrefn and bassist Carl Dalemo.

A statement on the English indie rock band’s website says the founding members’ departure was “an amicable parting following unproductive early recording sessions for a new album late last year.”

Photo: Greg Allen / gregallenphotos.com
Fillmore NY at Irving Plaza, New York, N.Y.

The band’s new lineup now features Gus Robertson on guitar and Freddie Stitz on bass, in addition to drummer David “Skully” Sullivan Kaplan and singer Johnny Borrell.

Razorlight is set to play Edinburgh Corn Exchange in the United Kingdom, April 3, in addition to a July 16 set at GuilFest at Stoke Park in Guildford, U.K.

More dates are expected to be announced soon. 
Click here for Razorlight’s official website.

Young Galaxy’s New Party Plans

Young Galaxy was scheduled to hit the road next month for a co-headline tour with You Say Party until You Say Party vocalist Becky Ninkovic came down with a case of bronchitis.

The tour, which would have begun in Vancouver Feb. 19, was called off earlier this week.

The Canadian indie rock band has now rescheduled a number of shows with fellow Montreal residents and Paper Bag Records label-mates Winter Gloves.

The new dates begin March 17 at T.T. The Bear’s in Cambridge, Mass. Additional shows include stops in Brooklyn, N.Y., March 19; Philadelphia March 21; Washington, D.C., March 22; Pittsburgh March 23; and Chicago March 25.

Young Galaxy’s third full-length album, Shapeshifting, is set for release Feb. 8. 

Click here for Young Galaxy’s website.

Project Hiatus

Once the Benjy Davis Project wraps up next month’s scheduled tour dates the folk rock duo’s Benjy Davis and Mic Capdevielle plan to spend the rest of the year on hiatus.

Davis explained the decision to put the band on hold in a statement posted on the group’s official website.

“Mic and I love working together,” Davis wrote. “We’ve done a lot of talking and decided together that now would be a good time to go our separate ways for a while and get fresh perspectives. As for me, that means having more time to concentrate on writing songs and doing solo dates here and there. We look forward to playing together again, and we’re both extremely proud of the work we’ve done together, most recently Lost Souls Like Us and Sincerely. We also feel extremely blessed to have such amazing fans. Thank you for your understanding and constant support.”

Photo: Doug Seymour
Tin Angel, Philadelphia, Pa.

On Friday Benjy Davis Project performs at Howlin’ Wolf in New Orleans. Dates are booked through a Feb. 26 gig at Bourbon Street in Auburn, Ala.

Earlier this month Benjy Davis Project released Sincerely, a digital-only album featuring acoustic versions of some of the band’s tunes in addition to a new track titled “Crashes.”

Click here for the official Benjy Davis Project website.