PREVIEW: Editors @ HMV Institute, June 26th & 27th

Editors are set to play their only 2012 UK dates at the HMV Institute, on June 26th and 27th.

Bringing in support from local bands; Peace, Free school, Victories at Sea & Swim Deep – the two dates will showcase the band’s fourth studio album, set for release later this year.

Formed in 2002, under their original moniker – Pilot, Editors won industry acclaim with their first album, ‘The Back Room’, in 2005.

Nominated for a Mercury Music Award, the band struck a commercial punch with both subsequent albums; reaching No1 on the UK album charts with each new release.

One of the success stories of Birmingham’s contemporary music scene, Editors are managed by Zoot Music; the Midlands management team also behind The Twang.

Having gigged significantly in the region, on the build up to their signing with Kitchenware Records in 2004, the band retain a strong fan base in the area; prompting a second date at the HMV Institute ‘due to overwhelming demand’.

But in April this year, founding member and lead guitarist, Chris Urbanowicz, announced he was leaving Editors; ‘in a decision entirely based upon future musical direction’.

And whilst three core members remain, and their renowned producer Flood (aka Mark Ellis – U2, PJ Harvey, Depeche Mode, Nick Cave, Sigur Rós) continues to work with them, Urbanowicz’s departure has cast a shadow over Editor’s awaited next album.

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