The Glory of Razorlight

Published: 2004-04-28
British band Razorlight is preparing to release their debut album, which has been a long time in coming. They have been recording with John Cornfield (Verve, Oasis), and are hoping for a June 21 release in the U.K. The anticipation surrounding the upcoming album is phenomenal, which means that security is incredibly tight about the studio in hopes of keeping the new music under wraps until its official release date.

The band will also release their third single called 'Golden Touch', which will be included on the as-yet-untitled album. To listen to 'Golden Touch' and other singles, including the chart topping 'Stumble & Fall', journey on over to Razorlight's website at At the moment all of Razorlight's releases are available only on import in Canada.

In addition to recording their debut, Razorlight has just finished up a completely sold out tour of the U.K. Although the band has yet to tour North America, Razorlight has already journeyed across the mighty Atlantic to play three shows, including a successful performance at SXSW.

It's harder to get anymore rock 'n' roll than Razorlight. Their lead singer was once a part of the Libertines, a band that follows the age old adage of 'Sex, Drugs and Rock 'n' Roll' to the very last detail. It's no wonder then, that 23 year old Johnny Borrell is one of the most pompous performers the world has ever happened to come across.

Razorlight manages to pack all the punch of the Libertines and indeed Borrell claims to be better than them (even though he remains friends with the Libs). In fact, he claims to be better than ANY other band that's out there right now. On more than one occasion Borrell has said that he's the 'best songwriter of his generation'. Even though the hype surrounding Razorlight is rapidly growing in size, it's doubtful that even the British press could put any pressure on a person such as Borrell.

Writer: Jaclyn Arndt



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