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NME Festival blog: Editors share new single ‘Magazine’ and details of new album ‘Violence’

Editors have shared ‘Magazine’, the first single to be taken from their forthcoming new album, ‘Violence’.

The Birmingham band last released a record in 2015 with ‘In Dream’. It reached Number Five in the Official UK Albums Chart, and featured singles including ‘No Harm’, ‘Marching Orders’, and ‘Life Is A Fear’.

‘Magazine’ was debuted on Jo Whiley’s BBC Radio Two show earlier tonight (January 15). You can listen to it below.


Magazine, an album by Editors on Spotify

Speaking to the radio DJ of the album, which will be released on March 9 via PIAS, frontman Tom Smith said: “We had a lot of help from a guy called Blanck Mass, who makes very brutal electronic music. So when it’s electronic, it’s very electronic. But then when it’s guitar-y, it’s very band driven. I think we’ve managed to find the balance of those two things better than we have done before.

“Over the years, we’ve gone from backwards between more band-orientated sounding records and more electronic records. I think there’s a balance here between melody and brutality that I don’t think we’ve managed to get before.”

He added of the album’s content: “There’s a thread on a lot of these songs – the need for human connection or coming together as people; an intimacy, with a loved one or a friend, as an escape from the outside world.”

Earlier this year, the band were confirmed to be supporting The Cure at their 40th anniversary show in London’s Hyde Park.

The gig marks 40 years since the release of The Cure’s debut single, and takes place on July 7. Other artists featured on the line-up include Interpol, Goldfrapp, Ride, and Slowdive, the latter of which appeared on Editors’ last album.


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