Recently I’d heard on the grapevine that Razorlight were coming back on tour. I was even more excited to hear that they had chosen to stop off at the O2 Academy Oxford this time around. So, on a cold and rainy Friday night, it was the perfect excuse to get out and enjoy some live music!
The supporting artist was a band I hadn’t heard of before: Indian Queens. The three-piece female-fronted indie outfit really got the crowd going. In fact, the lead singer’s voice reminded me of Courtney Love, and got us all rocking out with their catchy riffs. They are definitely worth watching out for the future!
The audience were a complete mixture of young and old fans and it was great to see that, even after all this time, Razorlight’s fan base is still so strong and supportive of everything they do.
When Razorlight came on stage, the crowd absolutely erupted. It’s been a while since the indie rockers have graced the stage, and you could tell that everyone was ready for a great start to the weekend!
First up were single releases and fan classics, ‘Rip It Up’ and ‘In the Morning.’ These were followed by ‘Stumble and Fall’ and my absolute favourite song of theirs, ‘Golden Touch.’
Lead singer Johnny Borrell still really captures the attention of the audience, and you can tell he loves performing, which makes for an excellent show. His voice is just as brilliant as it was on their first album, and, in my opinion, is unmatched by those in indie bands today. I’ve always enjoyed Razorlight’s music and have followed them since they started out back in the 2000s. However, whilst attending this show, I realised how many songs I actually did know and could sing along to!And even though it was 2°C outside, the crowd’s dancing to the popular single ‘Fall to Pieces’ and raucous headbanger ‘Keep the Right Profile,’ made the venue hot and sweaty. A standard for a rock concert at the O2 Academy, I’ve found!
After a brief wait, for the encore they finished with fan favourites ‘America’ and ‘Somewhere Else.’
The set lasted around an hour, which was a little short, as I would’ve liked to have seen more of them. However overall, the concert was great - a good mix of old and new songs, and the band are excellent live and put on a great show!
Razorlight have just released the new single ‘Cops and Robbers’ and are on tour throughout the UK this December and January 2020.