Birmingham band Editors are to release their first album in three years following their 2015 album ‘In Dream’ - which reached Number Five in the Official UK Albums Chart, and featured singles including ‘No Harm’, ‘Marching Orders’, and ‘Life Is A Fear’ - and follows extensive spells in the studio.
Speaking to Jo Whiley of their new album ‘Violence’, frontman Tom Smith said: “We had a lot of help from a guy called Blanck Mass, who makes very brutal electronic music. So when it’s electronic, it’s very electronic. But then when it’s guitar-y, it’s very band driven. I think we’ve managed to find the balance of those two things better than we have done before.
Over the years, we’ve gone from backwards between more band-orientated sounding records and more electronic records. I think there’s a balance here between melody and brutality that I don’t think we’ve managed to get before. He added of the album’s content: “There’s a thread on a lot of these songs – the need for human connection or coming together as people; an intimacy, with a loved one or a friend, as an escape from the outside world.”
‘Violence’ is the sixth album from Editorsand it is produced by Leo Abrahams (Wild Beasts, Florence & The Machine, Frightened Rabbit) and Editors with additional production from Benjamin John Power (Blanck Mass, Fuck Buttons) and mixed by Cenzo Townshend, except ‘Hallelujah (So Low)’ mixed by Alan Moulder.