Following a 10 year wait between third album Slipway Fires and 2018’s comeback Olympus Sleeping, Razorlight are back with a brand new material in the form of single ‘Cops And Robbers,’ was released on the 26th July.
‘Cops And Robbers’ finds the newly energised band at their most melodic, playful, and characterful best, with a twinkling piano intro giving way to one of their most irresistible, singalong choruses, complete with harmonic backing vocals – it’s a perfect three minutes of classic guitar pop.
Razorlight have also announced that Reni Lane (keyboards) is now a permanent member of the live band, joining David Ellis (guitar), Sam Nadel (drums) and Harry Deacon (bass) as part of the live set up.
Speaking of the new single, frontman Johnny Borrell says: “I’m really enjoying doing Razorlight again, I just felt like I wanted to keep going as soon as I finished the last album… We’ve got a great team, and I’m excited about the next album… Working with Reni was pretty amazing, I just played her the song and she kind of understood which way it should go. It’s also the first time anyone ever let me on a drum kit anywhere near a Razorlight track!”
The band will be playing Boardmasters and Victorious Festivals in the UK this summer, plus a host of shows across Europe, and are special guests of the Kaiser Chiefs on their January UK tour.
The band’s full list of shows are:
Friday 19th July – Les Vielles Charrues
Saturday 3rd August – Valley Festival, Chew Magna
Wednesday 7th August – Sziget Festival, Budapest
Friday 9th August – Boardmasters, Newquay
Sunday 11th August – Romania Buftea, Summer Well
Saturday 17th August – Taunton Racecourse, Somerset
Sunday 25th August – Victorious Festival, Portsmouth
Sunday 1st September – Electric Picnic Festival, Ireland
Thursday 5th September – Chant Du Gros, Switzerland
Friday 6th September – Chiswick House & Gardens, London
Saturday 14th September – Pub In The Park, St Albans
Tuesday 21st January – Hull Bonus Arena*
Wednesday 22nd January – Edinburgh Usher Hall*
Friday 24th January – Blackpool Empress Ballroom*
Saturday 25th January – Birmingham Arena*
Monday 27th January – Plymouth Pavilions*
Tuesday 28th January – Bournemouth International Centre*
Thursday 30th January – Brighton Centre*
Friday 31st January – Cardiff Motorpoint Arena*
Saturday 1st February – London The O2*