EDITORS announce new album EBM - Listen to new single Karma Climb

EDITORS announce new album EBM - Listen to new single Karma Climb
Credit: Rahi Rezvani

Editors today announce details of their seventh studio album EBM, out 23rd September via Play It Again Sam. The new album will be the first with new band member Benjamin John Power, aka Blanck Mass, who was announced as a full-time member last month with the album’s first single ‘Heart Attack’.

A second preview is available in the form of ‘Karma Climb’, a stomping new single that pairs ghostly atmospherics with stadium-level anthemia, out now accompanied by a dynamic live video.

The six-piece have also announced a 15 date European tour taking place in October, as well as 7 shows in the UK and Ireland in early 2023, which will see them play London’s iconic Troxy, with further dates in Nottingham, Manchester, Glasgow, Dublin and Bristol. Known for their compelling live presence, the tour offers Editors the chance to test these new tracks in the live spaces for which they were intended, as Power explains: “There is a strong physicality to this record. EBM started its life with the intention of connecting with people and filling a very physical space. There is also however an emotional physicality running throughout; An urgency and a sense of panic. An unease. Even in its more tender moments there is a yearning for connection.”

A band who have never stood still creatively, EBM is a breathlessly heavy step up and Editors’ most leftfield material yet – a thrilling, unrelenting thrust of full-bodied electro-industrial rock. The album title is an acronym of Editors and Blanck Mass but also a knowing reference to Electronic Body Music, the potent sound that originated in the 1980s and which has hugely influenced Editors’ new material, where the synths of bands like Nitzer Ebb, Front 242 and DAF hammer darkly amongst smoke machines, strobe lights and the smell of leather.

Power’s addition to the band meant that, for the first time, the song structures weren’t coming from frontman Tom Smith, with him and further band members Justin Lockey, Elliott Williams, Russell Leetch and Ed Lay receiving files to tinker with and flesh out in the studio when they eventually regrouped. “Ben has certainly been a shot of adrenaline in our creative process,” says Tom. “The songs are so immediate, and in your face.”

Speaking on the new single ‘Karma Climb’, Tom continues: "It's about hedonistic escapism, not only from the world generally but also from what people think of you."

Watch ‘Karma Climb’ - BELOW:

EBM kicks off the next era of one of the UK’s most intriguing and enduring musical success stories. All 6 of Editors’ studio albums over their 17-year career have charted in the UK top 10, with 2 scoring number 1’s, and their debut, The Back Room, being shortlisted for the Mercury Prize. Their latest tour saw them play their biggest UK headline show to date at OVO Arena, Wembley in 2020, signalling their ever-growing audience. Their successes have been just as impressive across the channel, regularly selling out tours and headlining festivals throughout Europe and beyond, as the below European Tour dates highlight. Arguably the key to their longevity is their ability to consistently evolve their sound, whilst remaining uncompromising in their vision. This next chapter proves Editors are continuing the trend.

EBM will be released on 23rd September via Play It Again Sam on Digital / 2LP / CD / Cassette - pre-order here

Editors Live dates 

tickets available from https://www.editors-official.com/tour/

General sale 10.00 am BST on Friday 10th June


17 June O Son Do Camino, Spain

24 June Mallorca Live, Spain

9 July Mad Cool, Spain

14 July Electric Castle, Romania

19 July Balena Festival, Italy

30 July Low Festival, Spain

5 Aug Wide Skies and Butterflies, UK

14 Aug Hear Hear Festival, Belgium

28 Aug Victorious Festival, UK

05 Oct Luxembourg, Esch-sur-Alzette, Rockhal

06 Oct Netherlands, RTM Stage, Rotterdam Ahoy

07 Oct Copenhagen Vega, Denmark

09 Oct Germany, Hamburg, Edel-Optics Arena

10 Oct Germany, Leipzig, Haus Auensee

12 Oct Poland, Krakow, Club Studio

13 Oct Germany, Berlin, Max-Schmeling-Halle

15 Oct France, Paris, Olympia

16 Oct Switzerland, Lausanne, Les Docks

17 Oct Austria, Vienna, Gasometer

19 Oct Switzerland, Zurich, Volkshaus

20 Oct Italy, Milan Fabrique

21 Oct Italy, Bologna Unipol

23 Oct Germany, Munich, Zenith

24 Oct Germany, Dusseldorf, Mitsubishi Electric Halle


25 Jan Nottingham, Rock City

27 Jan Manchester, Academy

29 Jan Glasgow, Barrowland

30 Jan Dublin, National Stadium

01 Feb London, Troxy

02 Feb Bristol, Marble Factory

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