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Editors are an indie rock band from Birmingham, England, who met at Staffordshire University, comprising Tom Smith (lyricist/vocalist/guitarist), Chris Urbanowicz (guitarist), Russ Leetch (bass guitarist) and Ed Lay (drummer). Their brand of sweeping indie rock is frequently compared to the sound of bands such as Interpol, Joy Division, Echo and the Bunnymen, Franz Ferdinand, Kitchens of Distinction, The Chameleons, Big Country and U2.
The band were not always known by their current name, but were known as (The) Pride, before they changed the line-up and became known as Snowfield, becoming a popular unsigned band. They remained with this name until they signed with Kitchenware Records in September 2004.
The band's debut single "Bullets" was released as a limited edition of 500 on Kitchenware Records on 24 January 2005; it quickly gained support from radio stations such as Xfm and 6 Music. As other singles were released their popularity and fanbase grew larger.
Their debut album The Back Room was released 25 July 2005, to critical acclaim.
The Back Room was released in the United States on 21 March 2006. Lead single i...
|music genre||Indie Rock, Post-punk revival|
|current members||Tom Smith (musician)|