Razorlight, formed in London in 2002, quickly became one of the key guitar bands of the following decade, selling 4 million albums, playing sold out arena tours and headlining festivals. Their debut album, ‘Up All Night’, was released in the UK in 2004 reaching number three in the UK Album Chart. They won the NME Best New Band award in 2005. The album included the single, ‘Somewhere Else’, which reached number two on the UK singles chart.
Razorlight’s second album, ‘Razorlight’ (July 2006), debuted at number one in the UK. The lead single, ‘In The Morning’, reached number three in the UK – ‘America’ went straight to number one. In 2007, Razorlight were nominated for two BRIT Awards – ‘Best British Band’ and ‘Best Song’ for ‘America’ – and two NME Awards – ‘Best Band’ and ‘Best Album’.
A hiatus from Razorlight eventually came to and Razorlight are set to confirm their place at HOPE & GLORY as one of the most compelling, maverick guitar bands to have emerged out of the UK.