Editors Announce New Album ‘EBM’

*The Following Press Release Was Issued By Big Hassle Media*

EDITORS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM EBM

OUT SEPTEMBER 23, 2022 VIA [PIAS]

SHARE NEW SINGLE “KARMA CLIMB” WITH LIVE VIDEO

UK & EU TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED
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Photo credit: Rahi Rezvani
Editors announce their seventh album EBM, due September 23, 2022 via Play It Again Sam. The new album will be the first with new band member Benjamin John Power, aka Blanck Mass, who was announced as a full-time member with the album’s first single “Heart Attack.” A second preview is now available in the form of “Karma Climb,” a stomping new single that pairs ghostly atmospherics with stadium-level anthemia, out now accompanied by a dynamic live video. Listen to the track HERE and watch the video HERE.

LISTEN TO “KARMA CLIMB”
WATCH THE LIVE VIDEO
PRE-PRE-ORDER EBM ON DIGITAL / 2xLP / CD / CASSETTE

The six-piece have also announced a 15-date European tour taking place in October, as well as 7 shows in the UK and Ireland in early 2023, which will see them play London’s iconic Troxy, with further dates in Nottingham, Norwich, Manchester, Glasgow, Dublin and Bristol. Known for their compelling live presence, the tour offers Editors the chance to test these new tracks in the live spaces for which they were intended, as Power explains: “There is a strong physicality to this record. ‘EBM’ started its life with the intention of connecting with people and filling a very physical space. There is also, however, an emotional physicality running throughout; An urgency and a sense of panic. An unease. Even in its more tender moments, there is a yearning for connection.”

LISTEN TO “HEART ATTACK”
WATCH THE VIDEO

LISTEN TO “HEART ATTACK” (PHASE FATALE REMIX)
WATCH THE VIDEO
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A band who have never stood still creatively, EBM is a breathlessly heavy step up and Editors’ most leftfield material yet – a thrilling, unrelenting thrust of full-bodied electro-industrial rock. The album title is an acronym of Editors and Blanck Mass, but also a knowing reference to Electronic Body Music, the potent sound that originated in the 1980s and which has hugely influenced Editors’ new material, where the synths of bands like Nitzer Ebb, Front 242 and DAF hammer darkly amongst smoke machines, strobe lights and the smell of leather.

Power’s addition to the band meant that, for the first time, the song structures weren’t coming from frontman Tom Smith, with him and further band members Justin Lockey, Elliott Williams, Russell Leetch and Ed Lay receiving files to tinker with and flesh out in the studio when they eventually regrouped. “Ben has certainly been a shot of adrenaline in our creative process,” says Tom. “The songs are so immediate and in your face.”

Speaking on new single “Karma Climb,” Tom continues: “It’s about hedonistic escapism, not only from the world generally, but also from what people think of you.” 

EBM kicks off the next era of one of the UK’s most intriguing and enduring musical success stories. All six of Editors’ studio albums over their 17-year career have charted in the UK top 10, with 2 scoring number 1’s and their debut, The Back Room, being shortlisted for the Mercury Prize. Their latest tour saw them play their biggest UK headline show to date at OVO Arena, Wembley in 2020, signalling their ever-growing audience. Their successes have been just as impressive across the channel, regularly selling out tours and headlining festivals throughout Europe and beyond, as the below European Tour dates highlight. Arguably the key to their longevity is their ability to consistently evolve their sound, whilst remaining uncompromising in their vision. This next chapter proves Editors are continuing the trend.
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EDITORS
EBM
(PLAY IT AGAIN SAM)
Release date: September 23, 2022

1. Heart Attack
2. Picturesque
3. Karma Climb
4. Kiss
5. Silence
6. Strawberry Lemonade
7. Vibe
8. Educate
9. Strange Intimacy
EDITORS LIVE

2022-23

JULY

19 – Balena Festival, Italy
20 – Low Festival, Spain

AUGUST

5 – Wide Skies and Butterflies, UK
14 – Hear Hear Festival, Belgium
28 – Victorious Festival, UK

OCTOBER

1 – Spain, Valencia, Repvblicca
2 – Spain, Bilbao, Santana 27
5 – Luxembourg, Esch-sur-Alzette, Rockhal
6 – Netherlands, RTM Stage, Rotterdam Ahoy
7 – Copenhagen Vega, Denmark
9 – Germany, Hamburg, Edel-Optics Arena
10 – Germany, Leipzig, Haus Auensee
12 – Poland, Krakow, Club Studio
13 – Germany, Berlin, Max-Schmeling-Halle 
15 – France, Paris, Olympia
16 – Switzerland, Lausanne, Les Docks
17 – Austria, Vienna, Gasometer
19 – Switzerland, Zurich, Volkshaus
20 – Italy, Milan Fabrique
21 – Italy, Bologna Unipol

JANUARY (2023)

25 – Nottingham, Rock City
27 – Manchester, Academy
29 – Glasgow, Barrowland Ballroom
30 – Dublin, National Stadium

FEBRUARY (2023)

1 – London, Troxy
2 – Bristol, Marble Factory
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