Although ContactMusic bills it as "hitting back", Andy Burrows' response to Tim Wheller calling Razorlight "terrible" is more of a yelp:
"Out of character"? What does Burrows mean? Don't mind Tim expressing a harsh but fair musical judgement, he's not himself today, poor love.
And Razorlight seeing Ash as competition is amusing - they're not even playing the same sport, never mind going head-to-head.