And so the Anglo-Swedish group steam on ahead, not stopping since the launch of their widely acclaimed debut Up All Night. Not even pausing for breath inbetween festivals, single releases and gigs. And with their uplifting bundle of pared-down punk and their sassy skinny-hipped frontman Johnny Borrell, Razorlight aren't about to stop now.
So we come to their third single Rip It Up. Another slice of raucous rabble-rousing heroics from the London-based quartet with Borrell's now well-known vocals rasping commandingly: "Hey girl, get on the dance floor, rip it up yeah, that's what it's there for." Unsurprisingly the package comes complete with their trademark simple high chord riffs.
But the maturity of this band means the song isn't just a basic quick-slow ditty, but full of different textures and moods, melodic scales and tones, all electrified by Borrell's unwaivering energy. Who can deny it, Rip It Up is another page in Razorlight's success story.