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Editors - Reading Festival highlights

Highlights of Editors' set on Main stage at Reading Festival 2013

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Editors are an English post-punk band, formed in 2002 in Stafford. Previously known as Pilot, The Pride and Snowfield, the band currently consists of Tom Smith (lead vocals, guitar, piano), Russell Leetch (bass guitar, synthesizer, backing vocals), Ed Lay (drums, percussion, backing vocals), Justin Lockey (Lead guitar), and Elliott Williams (Keys, synthesizers, guitars, and backing vocals) .

Editors have so far released two platinum studio albums, and four in total, with several million combined sales. Their debut album The Back Room was released in 2005. It contained the hits "Munich" and "Blood" and the following year received a Mercury Prize nomination.

Their follow-up album An End Has a Start went to number 1 in the UK Album Chart in June 2007 and earned the band a Brit Awards nomination for best British Band. It also spawned another Top 10 hit single, "Smokers Outside the Hospital Doors". The band's third album, In This Light and on This Evening, was released in October 2009 and went straight to number 1 in the UK Album Chart. The band released their fourth studio album, The Weight of Your Love, in July 2013.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of In This Light and on This Evening

    In This Light and on This Evening 2009

    Reviewed by Mike Diver
    It may be their best album, even if singles are conspicuous by their absence.
  2. Review of An End Has A Start

    An End Has A Start 2007

    Reviewed by Helen Groom
    Editors' second album ups the ante, and the BIG guitars...
  3. Review of The Back Room

    The Back Room 2005

    Reviewed by Jack Smith
    The excitement, energy and passion on display here dismisses any lazy comparisons to...
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