Razorlight is a British rock band from London, England. He was formed in 2002 around Johnny Borrell, who was previously "advisor" and sometimes bassist Libertines.
Johnny Borrell (Jonathan Edward Borrell) founded, with Björn Ågren, the Swedish, Carl Dalemo and Christian Smith-Pancorvo the group Razorlight. On September 17, 2002, they play their first concert with the four founding members, Johnny Borrell (vocals, guitar) Carl Dalemo (bass), Christian Smith-Pancorvo (drums) and Björn Ågren (guitar), at Dingwalls, with the Von Bondies . Former NME journalist Roger Morton, who managed the group in its infancy, starts looking for a recording studio; they record Rip It Up, Rock 'n' Roll Lies and In the City. The band finally signs with the label Mercury Records.
The album Up All Night propels Razorlight to the top of the UK charts, thanks also to Vertigo Records, their label. In 2004, Andy Burrows replaces Christian Smith-Pancorvo as a drummer. Two years later comes Razorlight, the second album, with songs much more pop, such as Before I Fall to Pieces or America, which will be a huge success.
The group participates in July 2005 at the Live 8 at Hyde Park in London performing including Somewhere Else and Golden Touch. That same year, Razorlight also participated in the charity album Help-A day in the life by recording the unpublished song Kirby's House. In 2006, the band made the first part of Muse in France and the Rolling Stones at the Stade de France and played for the music festival at the François-Mitterrand Library. They made a European tour then world, with five dates in France.