Tom Smith says third record will be more powerful

Editors‘ frontman Tom Smith has revealed that the band will explore a new direction on the follow up to 2007’s ‘An End Has A Start’.

The Birmingham band have toured extensively since releasing their second album last June.

Speaking to BBC 6Music, Smith explained that the band will pursue a new, rawer sound.

He said: “I know there’s an element to our band, a kind of power and ferociousness that we have when we play live that we haven’t quite captured yet on record. Maybe things have been a little bit too smooth.”

Despite that, Smith, who is going to be father for the first time later this year, admitted that new material won’t be surfacing anytime soon.

He stated: “We haven’t really started writing in any great depth for the record yet. The songs start with me, and I need time on my own really to sort that, and I haven’t had that yet.”