Razorlight play ‘Help’ track at the Carling Weekend: Reading Festival

The band give a sneak preview of the upcoming charity record…

RAZORLIGHT played a new song during their MAIN STAGE appearance at the CARLING WEEKEND: READING FESTIVAL tonight and announced that it will be their choice for the upcoming ’HELP: A DAY IN THE LIFE’ (August 27).

The band gave fans a sneak preview of the charity album when they aired ’Kirby’s House’ during their triumphant set.

Speaking to NME.COM before taking to the stage, singer Johnny Borrell said: “It’s called ‘Kirby’s House’ or ’Kirby’s Keys’. We played it at Glastonbury but it’s going to be on the ’Help’ record.

Drummer Andy Burrows added: “It’s called ‘Kirby’s House’ but it might not be – it’s going to be called ‘Kirby’s Something’.

However, the band revealed the reason why they did not debut any other new material tonight. Burrows explained: “It genuinely is the end of ’Up All Night’ so we’re thinking ‘Fuck it! – let’s play the album and the new one and get everyone jumping up and down. It’s not time to get up there and do the ’Jazz Odyssey’.”

Guitarist Bjorn Agren commented on how the Carling Weekend: Reading Festival holds a special place in the band’s hearts, saying: “Two years ago we played on the New Bands Stage then the next year we’re on at 2pm on the Main Stage. This year we’re higher up on the Main Stage and next year, we’ll be curating it!”

Razorlight also honoured Kings Of Leon during the gig, playing part of the band’s song ’Milk’. The Followill clan appeared on the Main Stage after Razorlight.

Borrell said of the track: “It’ll be interesting – I probably won’t be able to resist playing it. They’re my favourite notes in the vocal range.”

Razorlight’s set tonight ran:

‘Rip It Up’

‘Don’t Go Back To Dalston’

‘Rock & Roll Lies’

‘Which Way Is Out’


‘Leave Me Alone’

‘Golden Touch’

‘To The Sea’

‘Stumble And Fall’

‘Kirby’s House’

‘Somewhere Else’

‘Fall, Fall, Fall’/’Milk’

‘In The City’

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