Indie-rock elite Razorlight has announced their official return, with the release of four brand new singles that will precede their first album in 10 years, Olympus Sleeping, out on the 26th October. The four new songs will all be available on the 28th of August.
Announcing their return, frontman Johnny Borrell said: “We’ve been away for a long time and wanted to give more to the fans than just one single. I’m really excited about the album and really excited about doing Razorlight again.”
The four new tracks perfectly showcase the band’s melodic nous, fizzing backbeat and frenetic energy, with each new song easily fitting into the band’s extensive catalogue of hit singles. ‘Got To Let The Good Times Back Into Your Life’ – the opening song on the new album – thunders into view with pounding drums and frantic guitar lines.
The album’s title track is classic Razorlight, bursting into life as infectious guitars collide with pulsating drums and an irresistible bass line as Johnny yells “Hubris, hubris… we always kill our attractions.” ‘Japanrock’ is another incendiary, raucous slice of three-minute indie-pop, whilst ‘Sorry?’ finds the band at their instantly catchy, melodic best, with chiming guitars and harmonic backing vocals.
For Olympus Sleeping, Johnny worked closely with guitarist David Ellis, and the band were joined on drums by Martin Chambers of The Pretenders. Olympus Sleeping is everything we always loved about Razorlight – the electric energy of the first album, the pop-rock craftsmanship of the second and the lyrical ambition of the third.
The band will also embark on an extensive UK this December, with tickets going on sale Friday 31st August at 10 am.
The full list of dates is:
RAZORLIGHT – THE OLYMPUS SLEEPING TOUR
Tuesday 4th December Glasgow The Old Fruitmarket
Wednesday 5th December Sheffield O2 Academy*
Thursday 6th December Liverpool O2 Academy*
Saturday 8th December Bristol SWX
Monday 10th December Birmingham O2 Institute*
Tuesday 11th December Brighton Concorde 2
Thursday 13th December Nottingham Rock City
Friday 14th December London O2 Forum Kentish Town*
Sunday 16th December Manchester O2 Ritz*
Monday 17th December Newcastle O2 Academy*
Tuesday 18th December Leeds O2 Academy*
Wednesday 19th December Cambridge The Junction