Fresh from a handful of sold out intimate album showcase gigs earlier this week, Editors have announced their first full UK tour in three years in support of their sixth album ‘Violence’.
When describing Editors’ sixth album, lead singer Tom Smith keeps journeying back to the same word: 'brutal'. It’s an apt descriptor for Violence, both in the record’s aggressive title and its all-enveloping, assertive sound. But on this follow-up to 2015’s stunning, top 5-charting In Dream, brutality doesn’t just exist as a one dimensional, juggernaut-like force. Violence isn’t brutal for the sake of it, and it’s rarely the enforcer. Instead, it acts as a haven, a protective shell against the often relentless brutality of the outside world.