Editors debut new track at iTunes gig

Band also play six songs from new album

Editors continued the iTunes Festival season in London tonight (July 11) by debuting a new song.

The Birmingham band premiered ‘Banging Heads’ for the first time in front of 350 people at the ICA.

Hinting at an imminent release, singer Tom Smith said: “That is going to be out some time in the future.”

The four-piece also played six songs from their second album ‘An End Has A Start’ as well as a host of hit singles from their first album ‘The Back Room’.

Smith said very little throughout the gig until the end when he thanked the crowd and added: “I hope you had the best time of your lives. We will see you soon.”

The biggest cheer came at the end when the band typically launched into ‘Fingers In The Factories’.

Editors played:

‘An End Has A Start’



‘Escape From The Nest’

‘The Racing Rats’

‘Banging Heads’


‘The Weight Of The World’


‘All Sparks’

‘Smokers Outside The Hospital Doors’

‘Fingers In The Factories’

The festival now continues with the likes of Kasabian and The Coral among those playing intimate shows across July. See NME.COM for full live reports.

The bands’ sets are being recorded and will be released as a live album via iTunes in the future. For more information go to [url=http://www.itunesfestival.com/]iTunesfestival.com.

Editors are due to hit the UK for a mammoth tour in October:

They will play:

Norwich UEA (October 1)

Portsmouth Guildhall (2)

Exeter University (3)

Newport Centre (4)

Oxford Carling Academy (6)

London Brixton Carling Academy (8,9,10)

Cambridge Corn Exchange (11)

Birmingham Carling Academy (13)

Manchester Carling Apollo (14)

Bristol Carling Academy (15)

Leeds University (17)

Newcastle Carling Academy (18)

Aberdeen Music Hall (19)

Glasgow Carling Academy (21)

Sheffield Octagon (22)

Liverpool University (23)

Nottingham Rock City (25)

To check [url=http://www.seetickets.com/see/event.asp?artist=editors&filler1=see&filler3=id1nme]ticket availability and get all the latest listings, go to [url=https://www.nme.com/gigs]NME.COM/GIGS, now.

Before that the band are due to play the V Festival over the weekend of August 18-19.