Razorlight cover Edwyn Collins at Guilfest 2011

Razorlight at Gaymers Camden Crawl 2011 by Milly Colley
Razorlight at Gaymers Camden Crawl 2011 by Milly Colley

Razorlight closed Saturday's Main Stage at Guilfest and despite Johnny Borrell being the only long-standing original member of the band; the crowd were treated to the back catalogue in its entirety.

Opening with ‘In The Morning’ and ‘Stumble and Fall’, Borrell and Co left interaction to a minimum, before going into new track ‘Wonderful Life’.

Surprisingly, Razorlight performed ‘Golden Touch’ and a cover of Edwyn Collins’ ‘A Girl Like You’ very early on before returning to newer material taken from forthcoming releases.

Different to previous festival performances, Johnny Borrell appeared humble on stage, until returning for the encore and performing ‘America’.

Ego well and truly in tow, he stood and stared at the crowd until they were all bored or tired from cheering, and begun the sing-a-long favourite. Wouldn’t have a Borrell performance any other way …

Sunday’s main stage line-up at Guilfest 2011 includes Chipmunk and James Blunt.

By Mel Lewis

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