Editors showcase new album

Tom Smith and co preview six new songs in London

Editors previewed six new songs from their forthcoming second album in London tonight (May 23).

The Birmingham quartet treated the crowd to new tracks ‘Bones’, ‘Escape The Nest’, ‘The Weight Of The World’, ‘The Racing Rats’, title track ‘An End Has A Start’ and forthcoming single ‘Smokers Outside The Hospital Doors’ during a blistering 65-minute set at the Roundhouse.

The band also laced their set with old favourites ‘Munich’, ‘Bullets’ and ‘Blood’, all of which were greeted with huge cheers.

Acknowledging their forthcoming second album, singer Tom Smith, who was dressed in a white polo shirt, said: “You know the drill, we have got a second album coming out so we’ve got to play new songs. So bare with us.”

Of the new material, the crowd were most receptive to ‘Smokers Outside The Hospital Doors’ and B-side ‘You Are Fading’, which Smith described as “the best song we have ever put out on a record”.

As the band launched into ‘Fall’, Smith was left without his guitar for most of the song after the strap broke.

The band eventually drew the show to a close with crowd favourite ‘Fingers In The Factories’ as Smith urged the audience “to try and remove the roof” off the venue for their set closer.

Editors played:

‘Bones’

‘Bullets’

‘Blood’

‘Escape The Nest’

‘The Weight Of The World’

‘Lights’

‘All Sparks’

‘The Racing Rats’

‘Fall’

‘An End Has A Start’

‘Munich’

‘You Are Fading’

‘Smokers Outside The Hospital Doors’

‘Fingers In The Factories’

Support came from Envy Corps and I Am A Cub Scout.

‘An End Has A Start’ is released on June 25 while new single ‘Smokers Outside The Hospital Doors’ is out the week before.

The band’s UK and Irish tour continues tomorrow night (May 24) at Wolverhampton Civic Hall before it calls at Glasgow Barrowland and Dublin Olympia on the 25 and 27.