Punk-pop outfit Razorlight have gone into melancholy mellow mode with fourth single Golden Touch. The usually frenetic foursome have been likened to a lesser Libertines or Strokes, but this latest offering of dusty staccato guitars, shuffling upbeat drums and hushed vocals heralds the dawning of their own sound.
Singing "I know a girl with the golden touch, she's got enough she's got too much", Johnny Borrell spiritedly reaches out to all the rejected lads who lust after ladies out of their league. In the chorus he sings, sagely and raspily in his unique Eurofied Brits accent, of all the backstabbing pretentiousness around: "All they know is how to put you down, when you're there they're your friends and when you're not around they say 'ah she's changed'."
It's the kind of striking and catchy tune that makes your ears prick up, and the kind of single that will be this Anglo-Swedish band's making.