After The Strokes broke onto the indie scene in the early noughties, a host of young London bands took inspiration and saw themselves as the next big thing. But while peers The Libertines failed to achieve the desired success, Razorlight reached for the pop charts. Led by Johnny Borrell's lofty ambitions, early singles 'Rip It Up' and 'Stumble and Fall' created a healthy buzz before debut album 'Up All Night' (2004) arrived crammed with potential hits. The scruffy soul pop gem 'Golden Touch' became a summer anthem before 'Somewhere Else' marched to number two on the UK Singles Chart. Continuing to gig relentlessly, their self-titled second album shot straight to the top of the UK Albums Chart in 2006 with single 'America' becoming their first number one. After supporting Oasis and The Rolling Stones, undertaking their own arena tour and headlining Reading/Leeds festivals, third album 'Slipway Fires' was released in 2008. Drummer Andy Burrows announced his departure in 2009 and several other personnel uncertainties led to an hiatus that lasted from 2010 until 2017 when the band returned to the studio to work on new material. 'Olympus Sleeping' was released in 2018 with the announcement of a UK tour.

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