Editors strip back huge single ‘Magazine’ in the NME Basement

'Violence' is out now

To celebrate the release of their acclaimed new album ‘Violence‘, Editors performed lead single ‘Magazine’ acoustic in the NME Basement. Check it out in the video above.

Of the studio version of the track, NME wrote that “‘Magazine’ twitches and struts with Depeche Mode electro-rock bravado, clearly assisted with the brutal edge of collaborator Blanck Mass”. But when they swung by the NME Basement for an acoustic session, Editors shone a spotlight on the single’s raw intensity and inescapable melody.

“It’s kind of poking a finger at a corrupt figure of power,” frontman Tom Smith told NME about the meaning of the lyrics. “It’s tongue in cheek, there’s not a specific person I’m thinking about when I’m singing it but it’s those empty postures and posturing that goes on, be it in big business or politics.”


Editors' Tom Smith
Editors’ Tom Smith

Editors tour dates and tickets

The band’s upcoming tour UK and Ireland headline dates are below. Tickets are on sale here.

Sunday 7 – SOUTHAMPTON O2 Guidhall
Monday 8 – BRISTOL St Phillips Gate
Tuesday 9 – NOTTINGHAM Rock City
Thursday 11 – NEWCASTLE Northumbria University
Friday 12 – ABERDEEN Beach Ballroom
Saturday 13 – GLASGOW Barrowlands
Monday 15 – BELFAST Ulster Hall
Tuesday 16 – DUBLIN Vicar Street
Thursday 18 – MANCHESTER O2 Apollo
Friday 19 – BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy Birmingham
Saturday 20 – LEEDS O2 Academy Leeds
Monday 22 – NORWICH UEA
Tuesday 23 – BRIGHTON Dome
Wednesday 24 – LONDON O2 Academy Brixton