Personalities | Razorlight | Twenty-First Century | Rock

(Vocal/instrumental group, 2002–present)

Very much a vehicle for precociously talented singer Johnny Borrell, four-piece Razorlight – with Bjorn Agren (guitar), Carl Dalemo (bass) and Andy Burrows (drums) – trade in modern indie rock, so appealing that their performance at Live 8 in 2005 saw sales of their debut album Up All Night (2004) rocket. Often accused of speaking only in soundbites and self-aggrandizing, Borrell remains an intriguing frontman who clearly has a melodic skill. His band, perhaps bolstered by such attentions, now sit proudly atop a pile of Razorlight impostors.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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