Editors performing "All Sparks" at the Mercury Prize Award Show in September 2006.
|Genres||Indie rock, post-punk revival, alternative rock|
|Labels||Kitchenware, Epic, PIAS Recordings|
- Tom Smith - lead vocals, rhythm guitar, piano
- Chris Urbanowicz - lead guitar and synth
- Russell Leetch - bass guitar and backing vocals
- Ed Lay - drums, percussion and backing vocals.
Editors have so far made two platinum albums, selling over two million copies around the world. Their first album, The Back Room, came out in 2005. It had hit songs such as "Munich" and "Blood" and the following year was nominated for the Mercury Prize. Their next album An End Has a Start went to number one in the UK Album Chart in June 2007. It was nominated for a BRIT Award for best British Band. The second album also had a Top 10 hit single, "Smokers Outside the Hospital Doors".
After success in the charts, sold out tours and playing as the main act at many festivals, the The Mail on Sunday newspaper said the Editors were the second biggest British band of the decade, after Arctic Monkeys. Their style of epic, sweeping, indie rock is often compared to the sound of bands such as Echo and the Bunnymen, Joy Division, Interpol and U2.
- Jon Perks, Editors Are Back In Town, Birmingham Post, 18 February 2008, Accessed 31 March 2008
- 2007 Sales Estimations, Worldwidealbums.net, 1 January 2008, Accessed 31 March 2008
- "Brit Awards nominees: in quotes". http://news.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/hi/music/newsid_7251000/7251303.stm. Retrieved 2008-02-20.
- "The Story of Editors". http://www.editorsmusic.co.uk/index.php/Band/Band.html. Retrieved 2007-04-02.
- Nick Durden, Stop the press: Britain's hottest new band, Editors, Mail On Sunday, 15 February 2008 Accessed 31 March 2008
- Angsty young man, guardian.co.uk, 28 November 2005, Accessed 20 September 2008