By Damian Jones
Johnny Borrell performing at a Big Ask concert in the summer
Razorlight have made their return performing nine new songs for an intimate show in London.
The four-piece ploughed through a 21 song set at the Forum which included tracks and hits from their back catalogue.
The band also played a series of new songs from their forthcoming album Slipway Fires which is due to be released on 3 November.
The gig was a warm up for their UK tour which kicks off on 10 November.
Many fans hailed their return as a huge success with many praising the new songs.
John Constable, 26, who travelled down from Birmingham for the gig, said: "We've come all the way down to see Johnny Borrell rock it tonight and he's had it proper.
"We saw them at V but tonight it was more intimate and we loved it. The new songs were making my veins tingle."
Nicola Ward, 28, from London also heaped praise on the band. She said: "I thought the new songs were really good.
"I wasn't sure what the crowd reception was going to be like but they were awesome. It was brilliant because you're so close. I loved hearing the hits."
Razorlight kicked off their set with hit single Golden Touch before they went on to perform new tracks Hostage Of Love, Tabloid Lover, Burberry Blue Eyes, North London Trash, Stinger, You And The Rest, Monster Boots, The House and new single Wire To Wire.
The band also played a host of tracks from their debut Up All Night and their self-titled second album, the highlight of which was their performance of Fall To Pieces which saw the whole venue singing.
The stage was decked out with roses for the early part of the show before it was transformed midway through with a theatrical red curtain and a huge Razorlight emblem which lit up during their Number One hit America.
The band said very little throughout the show and instead let the music do the talking until the encore when Borrell threw a clutch of roses in the crowd and said: "Thank you so much. It is f*****g amazing to be back."