Fronted by the mercurial Johnny Borrell, Razorlight is a post-punk-influenced rock band that took the UK by storm in the mid-2000s.
∙ Borrell formed Razorlight in 2002, looking to expand his sound after playing the London indie circuit as a solo acoustic act and sharing bills with the likes of The Libertines.
∙ Fueled by the success of such singles as “Golden Touch,” the band’s 2004 debut album, Up All Night, reached No. 3 on the UK charts.
∙ Razorlight’s self-titled 2006 follow-up debuted at No. 1 on the UK charts and also produced their first No. 1 single, “America.”
∙ In 2007, the band was nominated for two BRIT Awards, one for best British Group and the other for British Single of the Year (“America”).