Singer Johnny Borrell tells NME.COM "It was great fun waking everybody up"...
RAZORLIGHT woke up the GLASTONBURY crowds this afternoon (June 27), with a storming set on the OTHER STAGE.
The performance at 12pm featured the tracks ‘Stumble And Fall’, ’Don’t Go Back To Dalston’, ’Vice’
, their latest Top Ten single’Golden Touch’, Fall, Fall, Fall’ and the chaotic ’In The City’, which saw singer Johnny Borrell climb down from the stage to greet the audience.
Speaking about the performance Borrell told NME.COM: “It was cool – it was great fun waking everyone up.”
He added: “I was glad I brushed my teeth. The distance is the thing and that’s taking some getting used to. I like having people up in my face but here they’re a bit of a way away here. The whole place is magical – it’s the best festival there is. I can’t really talk because I haven’t been here for more than an hour but it’s incredible.”
Borrell also handed out balloons spelling ’L’, ’O’, ’V’ and ’E’ to one lucky fan at the end of the set.
Talking about his personal highlight of the day, the singer said: “I thought ‘Fall, Fall, Fall’ was the highlight. We started cooking and ‘Stumble And Fall’ was great, but the guy with the claxon – the horn really made my day.”
Razorlight are soon to head back into the studio to start work on new B-sides, but the sessions could see something else coming from the band – who release their debut album, ’Up All Night’ tomorrow (June 28).
Borrell said: “The next single’s going to be ‘Vice’ but I’m all up for locking ourselves in a room for 24 hours to try and come up with something else.
The band were fresh from their gig last night (June 26), which took place outside London’s Buckingham Palace celebrating the official lighting ceremony of the Olympic Cauldron in front of Her Majesty The Princess Royal.
The singer explained: “We’ve just played The Mall for 10 million people yesterday on television with Rod Stewart. I sang ‘Ooh La-La’ to him and he gave me a pat on the back which was nice… But then we came straight here and the contrast couldn’t be any bigger”.
Also on the bill at last night’s event was James Brown, Kelly and Ozzy Osbourne, Rod Stewart and Ronnie Wood, Will Young, Emma Bunton, Jamelia, Beverley Knight and McFly.
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