Editors seventh studio album EBM, gets exclusively pressed to chequerboard black and white vinyl with inverted artwork and silver-foiled sleeve. The release comes limited to 2,000 copies and hand-numbered on a first-come-first-served basis.
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 in April 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. More recently the band also released the near 8 minute epic 'Kiss' which has firmly become a live favourite through their festival slots this Summer.
Benjamin John 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.
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.
Please note that Blood Records is a pre-ordering platform and this record is due for release on Sept 23rd 2022. All images for illustrative purposes.