Razorlight at Winter Wonderland - win tickets

HERE S a fantastic chance to start your Christmas celebrations early – indie rockers Razorlight are headlining Xfm radio s Winter Wonderland gig on December 16, and we re giving away tickets. The boys will be supported by The Temper Trap, The Big Pink, Bo

HERE'S a fantastic chance to start your Christmas celebrations early - indie rockers Razorlight are headlining Xfm radio's Winter Wonderland gig on December 16, and we're giving away tickets.

The boys will be supported by The Temper Trap, The Big Pink, Bombay Bicycle Club and Local Natives.

Formed in 2002, Razorlight are best known for their singles Stumble and Fall, Somewhere Else, In the Morning and America.

They've supported The Who, Queen, Oasis and The Rolling Stones.


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They hit the ground running right from the start, supporting The Libertines at various venues, including 333, Old Street.

They signed to Mercury Records and became very popular on the London scene.

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Their debut album, Up All Night, was released in 2004 and reached number three in the charts. It was re-issued the following year and single Somewhere Else peaked at number two.

In 2006, Razorlight played to a sellout Hyde Park calling gig, where they opened for The Who.

The band was going from strength to strength and their second, eponymous album went to number one that year.

In 2007, they were nominated for two Brit Awards - one for Best British Band and the other for Best Song for America.

This year, drummer Andy Burrows quit and is being replaced for the live gigs by New Yorker David "Skully" Sullivan-Kaplan.

The Temper Trap are an Aussie indie rock band noted for their pulsating rhythms.

They played the Reading/Leeds Festival in August, coinciding with the launch of their debut album, Conditions.

Guitar-driven Bombay Bicycle Club opened the 2006 V Festival after winning Channel 4's Road to V competition.

Their debut album, I Had the Blues But I Shook Them Loose, was released in July.

The Big Pink are electro-rock duo Robbie Furze and Milo Cordell. They signed to the 4AD label this year, won the prestigious NME Philip Hall Radar Award for best new act and released their debut album, A Brief History of Love, in September.

Local Natives are a five-piece featuring sweeping orchestral sounds and the close harmonies typical of Californian groups.

Xfm's Winter Wonderland is at the O2 Brixton Academy. It will be broadcast live on Steve Harris' evening show on the radio station.

To win tickets to see Razorlight at the Xfm Winter Wonderland, see this week's Recorder.

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