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To those looking in on Razorlight today, their seemingly swift journey from London bar-band scene to huge cultural phenomenon has been a miraculous ascendance.
From the start Razorlight set out to prove that the lineage of classic bands had not come to an end. In Bjorn, Carl and Andy they had three amazing musicians and, in Johnny, a unique front man and true rock star who combined the ability to mesmerise on stage with timeless songwriter craftsmanship.
Through early 2004 Razorlight had paid dues, gigging at bars and on support tours. By late 2004 they were playing rooftops and causing London traffic jams. Swiftly they overtook the bands who were being championed as London music scene leaders and, when Razorlight’s debut album came out in June 2004 first day sales took it to number one and stopped every UK guitar band in its tracks.
Up All Night detailed the lifestyle and defined what was possible. Golden Touch was a huge hit and took them onto prime time TV for a momentous Parkinson performance and won them Best New Band from Q Magazine, and NME.
In late 2005 Razorlight went to ground in London, stockpiling songs for their second album with producer Chris Thomas, the legendary figure behind some of the best records ever made The Beatles, The Sex Pistols, The Pretenders, Pink Floyd, Roxy Music. This time the song writing was sweeter and sadder but with no loss of energy, ranging from the dance floor oblivion of In The Morning to the storytelling drama of Los Angeles Waltz (inspired by a lost night in LA after pulling a show at the El Rey when Johnny lost his voice).
Razorlight dominate the airwaves and their summer 2007 festival headline slots across Europe established the band as one of the UK’s most important and successful.