Friday, 4 October 2013

Editors - Formaldehyde

Editors are a British alternative rock band based in Birmingham, who formed in 2002. Previously known as Pilot, The Pride and Snowfield, the band currently consists of Tom Smith (lead vocals, guitar, piano), Russell Leetch (bass guitar, synthesizer, backing vocals), Ed Lay (drums, percussion, backing vocals), Justin Lockey (Lead guitar), and Elliott Williams (Keys, synthesizers, guitars, and backing vocals).

Editors have so far released two platinum studio albums, and four in total, whilst selling over several million copies between them worldwide. Their debut album The Back Room was released in 2005. It contained the hits "Munich" and "Blood" and the following year received a Mercury Prize nomination.

Their follow-up album An End Has a Start went to number 1 in the UK Album Chart in June 2007 and earned the band a Brit Awards nomination for best British Band. It also spawned another Top 10 hit single, "Smokers Outside the Hospital Doors". The band's third album, In This Light and on This Evening, was released in October 2009 and went straight to number 1 in the UK Album Chart. The band released their fourth studio album, The Weight of Your Love, in July 2013.

Alongside their critical acclaim and strong success in the charts, Editors have consistently enjoyed sold out tours and numerous headlining festival slots. Their brand of dark indie rock is commonly compared to the sound of bands such as Echo & the Bunnymen, Joy Division, Interpol, The Chameleons and U2.

The show at debaser was pretty good in a "British Pop Rock" way,  at an almost sold out venue and a pretty good support act "Balthazar" did Editors create a contrasting heat that nourished many souls with their icy post-punk surrounded with melodic guitars and the rhythmic drum pulses.

Todays tune "Formaldehyde" was released 2nd September, the track is taken from Editors fourth studio album "The Weight Of Your Love" The video was directed by Ben Wheatley (A Field In England, Kill List, Sightseers).

Setlist from the Debaser show:

Someone Says
An End Has a Start
Eat Raw Meat = Blood Drool
Bricks and Mortar
Two Hearted Spider
You Don't Know Love
A Ton of Love
The Phone Book (Acoustic)
Like Treasure
Smokers Outside the Hospital Doors
Fingers in the Factories

In This Light and on This Evening
The Racing Rats

Upcoming tourdates:

Sat 5 Oct, Westend Festival (SOLD OUT), Dortmund
Sun 6 Oct, Lucerna Music Bar, Prague
Mon 7 Oct, Zenith, Munich
Tue 8 Oct, Gasometer, Vienna
Thu 10 Oct, Alcatraz (SOLD OUT), Milan
Fri 11 Oct, X-Tras, Zurich
Sat 12 Oct, Vernier Sur Rock Festival, Geneva
Mon 14 Oct, La Riviera, Madrid
Tue 15 Oct, Coliseum, Porto
Wed 16 Oct, Coliseum, Lisbon
Fri 18 Oct, BUM 2013, Murcia
Sat 19 Oct, Sala Razzmatazz, Barcelona
Mon 21 Oct, Trianon (SOLD OUT), Paris
Tue 22 Oct, Rockhal, Luxembourg
Thu 24 Oct, Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam
Fri 25 Oct, Docks (SOLD OUT), Hamburg
Sat 26 Oct, Columbiahalle (SOLD OUT), Berlin
Mon 28 Oct, Stodola, Warsaw
Tue 29 Oct, Teatr Łaźnia Nowa, Kraków
Wed 30 Oct, Aunsee, Leipzig
Fri 1 Nov, Schlachthof (SOLD OUT), Wiesbaden
Sat 2 Nov, Sportpaleis (SOLD OUT), Antwerp
Sun 3 Nov, E-Werk, Cologne
Tue 5 Nov, Margate Winter Gardens, Margate
Wed 6 Nov, Brighton Dome, Brighton
Thu 7 Nov, Guildhall, Southampton
Sat 9 Nov, Cardiff University, Cardiff
Sun 10 Nov, Exeter University, Exeter
Mon 11 Nov, O2 Academy Bristol, Bristol
Wed 13 Nov, UEA, Norwich
Thu 14 Nov, O2 Academy Brixton, London
Sat 16 Nov, O2 Academy Birmingham, Birmingham
Mon 18 Nov, O2 Academy Liverpool, Liverpool
Tue 19 Nov, Mandela Hall, Belfast
Wed 20 Nov, Olympia Theatre, Dublin
Fri 22 Nov, Manchester Academy (SOLD OUT), Manchester
Sat 23 Nov, O2 Academy Leeds, Leeds
Mon 25 Nov, Music Hall, Aberdeen
Tue 26 Nov, Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow
Wed 27 Nov, O2 Academy Newcastle, Newcastle Upon-Tyne
Thu 28 Nov, Rock City, Nottingham

More info @

Official Editors Web

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