Editors release new album, ‘EBM’

By September 23, 2022 Culture, News

Editors today release their seventh studio album EBM, out now via Play It Again Sam. The 9 track LP is their first with new band member Benjamin John Power, aka Ivor Novello winning producer and composer Blanck Mass, and marks the latest chapter in Editor’s ever-evolving story. Focus track ‘Picturesque’ is also out today.

A band who have never stood still creatively, EBM is a breathlessly heavy step up and Editors’ most leftfield material yet – a thrilling, unrelenting thrust of full-bodied electro-industrial rock. The album title is an acronym of Editors and Blanck Mass but also a knowing reference to Electronic Body Music, the potent sound that originated in the 1980s and which has hugely influenced Editors’ new material, where the synths of bands like Nitzer Ebb, Front 242 and DAF hammer darkly amongst smoke machines, strobe lights and the smell of leather.

Driven forward by intense drums and frontman Tom Smith’s dramatic vocals, new single ‘Picturesque’ captures the high octane energy at the album’s core, as Smith explains: “EBM at its most angry, Picturesque is about enjoying the chaos.”

The six piece head out on their European tour next month, returning for 7 shows in the UK and Ireland in early 2023, which will see them play London’s iconic Troxy, with further dates in Nottingham, Cambridge, Manchester, Glasgow, Dublin and Bristol. Tickets are on sale here.

EBM kicks off the next era of one of the UK’s most intriguing and enduring musical success stories. All 6 of Editors’ studio albums over their 17 year career have charted in the UK top 10, with 2 scoring number 1’s, and their debut, The Back Room, being shortlisted for the Mercury Prize. Their latest tour saw them play their biggest UK headline show to date at OVO Arena, Wembley in 2020, signalling their ever-growing audience. Their successes have been just as impressive across the channel, regularly selling out tours and headlining festivals throughout Europe and beyond, as the below European Tour dates highlight. Arguably the key to their longevity is their ability to consistently evolve their sound, whilst remaining uncompromising in their vision. This next chapter proves Editors are continuing the trend.

EBM is out now via Play It Again Sam on Digital / 2LP / CD / Cassette – listen here

EBM tracklist:

  1. Heart Attack

  2. Picturesque

  3. Karma Climb

  4. Kiss

  5. Silence

  6. Strawberry Lemonade

  7. Vibe

  8. Educate

  9. Strange Intimacy

Editors Live dates – tickets here

2022

01 Oct Spain, Valencia, Repvblicca

02 Oct  Spain, Bilbao, Santana 27

05 Oct Luxembourg, Esch-sur-Alzette, Rockhal

06 Oct  Netherlands, RTM Stage, Rotterdam Ahoy

07 Oct  Denmark, Copenhagen, Vega,

09 Oct  Germany, Hamburg, Edel-Optics Arena

10 Oct  Germany, Leipzig, Haus Auensee

12 Oct  Poland, Krakow, Club Studio

13 Oct  Germany, Berlin, Max-Schmeling-Halle

15 Oct  France, Paris, Olympia

16 Oct  Switzerland, Lausanne, Les Docks

17 Oct  Austria, Vienna, Gasometer

19 Oct  Switzerland, Zurich, Volkshaus

20 Oct  Italy, Milan Fabrique

21 Oct  Italy, Bologna Unipol

23 Oct Germany, Munich, Zenith

24 Oct Germany, Dusseldorf, Mitsubishi Electric Halle

26 Oct Belgium, Brussels, Forest National

2023

25 Jan Nottingham, Rock City

26 Jan Cambridge, Corn Exchange

27 Jan Manchester, Academy

29 Jan Glasgow, Barrowland                    

30 Jan Dublin, National Stadium

01 Feb London, Troxy                         

02 Feb Bristol, Marble Factory