"Razorlight" are an Anglo-Swedish band formed in England the summer of 2002 around 22 year old singer/writer Johnny Borrell.
Their lineup is as follows:
*Johnny Borrell - vocals, guitar
*Björn Ågren - guitar
*Carl Dalemo - bass
*Andy Burrows - drums (since 2004)
*Christian (Smith) Pancorvo - drums (2003-2004)
Their debut album, ''Up All Night'', was released on June 28 2004, reaching number 3 in the UK album charts on 4 July.http://top40-charts.com/chart.php?cid=26&date=2004-07-04 The critical reception was generally good, receiving good reviews from ''NME'', ''Q'' magazine and ''Billboard'', although they were also accused of lack of imagination and unoriginality for allegedly borrowing ideas from other influential bands, notably The Strokes. They appear to polarize opinion. ''NME'' wrote that the album: "bristles with passion, energy and, most importantly, amazing songs", while they were described elsewhere as "nearly everything wrong with rock and roll today". Their fans, though, embrace the music for its simple melodies and multi-layered, easy-going compositions.
Frontman Johnny Borrell caused some controversy and surprise when he likened himself t...
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|current members|| Johnny Borrell|