NEWS: Publishers announce seventh studio album “EBM” and share new single “Karma Climb”


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Editors today announced details of their upcoming seventh album EBM, to be released via Play it again Sam September 23. The new album sees the group swell to a six-piece outfit, with a new member Benjamin John Power – better known as white mass – join as a full-time member last month. The first single from the album ‘Heart attack’ showed a first look at the band’s new material, which sees a much more experimental electronic sound dominate the mix.

New single’Ascension of Karma’ sees the band treading somewhat more familiar territory with prominent anthem guitar early on, but Powers the debate influence emerges as the track evolves, turning it into a full-bodied electro rock monster. Speaking on the new single, the leader Thomas Smith said: “It’s about hedonistic escapism, not just from the world at large, but also from what people think of you.Watch the uplifting live video below.

A group that prides itself on never standing still, EBM sees publishers push the boundaries of their sound further than ever before and produce their most awkward material to date. The album’s title is an acronym for Editors and Blanck Mass, suggesting that the collaboration will be a temporary arrangement; It’s also a nod to Electronic Body Music, a hugely influential sound born in the 1980s. Bands like Nitzer Ebb, before 242 and ADF were at the forefront of this dark extension of Post Punk and Electronica.

The addition of Power to the band meant that, for the first time, song structures did not come from Black-smithwith him and other band members Justin Locke, Elliot Williams, Russell Leetch and Ed Lay receiving files to tinker with and flesh out in the studio when they finally got together. “Ben was definitely a shot of adrenaline in our creative process,” said Tom. “The songs are so immediate and in your face.”

The six musicians are embarking on a European tour in October and have added a six-date UK and Ireland tour in early 2023. An impressive live experience, the tours give editors the chance to test new pieces that were entirely meant to come to life. in the live arena, as Power explains: “There is a strong physical character in this disc. EBM started life with the intention of connecting with people and filling a very physical space. There is also however an emotional physicality that runs everywhere; An urgency and a feeling of panic. A faintness. Even in her most tender moments, there is a desire for connection.

The confirmed dates are:


17: O Son Do Camino – Spain

24: Mallorca live – Spain


9th: Mad Cool – Spain

14: Electric Castle – Romania

19: Balena Festival – Italy

30: Low Festival – Spain


5th: Wide sky and butterflies – Norfolk

14: Hear Hear Festival – Belgium

28: Victorious Festival – Southsea


5th: Esch-sur-Alzette – Luxembourg

6th: Stage RTM – Rotterdam Ahoy, Netherlands

7th: Vega – Copenhagen, Denmark

9th: Edel-Optics Arena – Hamburg, Germany

10th: Haus Auensee – Leipzig, Germany

12: Club Studio – Krakow, Poland

13th: Max-Schmeling-Halle – Berlin, Germany

15th: Olympia – Paris, France

16: Les Docks – Lausanne, Switzerland

17: Gasometer – Vienna, Austria

19: Volkshaus – Zurich, Switzerland

20: Factory – Milan, Italy

21: Unipol – Bologna, Italy

23: Zenith – Munich, Germany

24: Mitsubishi Electric Hall – Dusseldorf, Germany


25: Rock City-Nottingham

27: Academy – Manchester

29: Barrowland-Glasgow

30: National Stadium – Dublin


1st: Troxy – London

2nd: Marble Factory – Bristol

Photo: Rahi Rezvani


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