The band have filmed an advert in aid of the cause...
Razorlight have spoken to NME.COM about their decision to join the MAKE POVERTY HISTORY campaign.
The band join an influential list of campaigners including Bono, Bob Geldof, Cameron Diaz, P Diddy, Brad Pitt and Kate Moss who have already featured in ads to promote the cause.
The group headed into a central London studio last week (May 11) to film their ad.
Singer Johnny Borrell told NME.COM: “It isn’t very hard – we just have to click our fingers at the same time – which as musicians you’d expect us to be able to do.”
Each click in the advert signifies that every three seconds somewhere in the world a child dies due to extreme poverty.
“I’ve always said this about people in music you have to have the courage of your convictions,” Borrell said. “Millions of people live in abject poverty because of a small number of people wanting to take more than they need – a lot more than they need.”
Make Poverty History is a UK coalition of over 400 charities, trade unions, faith groups and celebrities that are asking the world’s leaders to take a stand against global poverty in 2005.
Leading up to the G8 summit which will take place in July, the organisation are aiming to increase pressure on world leaders to double the aid budget, improve trade justice and cancel third world debt.