Silence is golden, according to the Four Seasons, and for alternative rock act Editors so will be Violence, that being the title of their latest album.
Chances are that it won’t add to their collection of British gold discs, their last one here having been for their third album eight years ago, but it’s a dead cert to do so in Belgium, all five of its predecessors having gone gold or platinum there.
It was a No 6 hit this side of the North Sea, though, giving them their sixth top 10 appearance on the trot, following The Back Room, a No 2 in 2005; their two chart-toppers, 2007’s An End Has a Start and 2009’s In This Light and On This Evening; The Weight of Your Love, a No 6 in 2013; and In Dream, a No 5 in 2015.
Fans of theirs in the north east will get the chance to hear the five-piece act, formed in Birmingham in 2002 but only known by their current name since 2004, give some of the nine songs making up the standard edition of their new LP, accompanied by a further two tracks on the deluxe version, an airing on stage in the autumn as they’ll be returning to Newcastle as part of a 14-date tour of Britain and Ireland.
They can be seen at Northumbria University students’ union’s Domain venue, in Sandyford Road. Tickets cost £25. For details, go to www.mynsu.co.uk/besocial/events/gigs/editors or www.editorsofficial.com
That will be their first students’ union show in the city since their Tyneside debut in September 2005 at Newcastle University.
All seven of their Newcastle shows since, including their last, in 2015, have been at the O2 Academy in Westgate Road, previously known as the Carling Academy, except for a support slot for Franz Ferdinand at the Metro Radio Arena in November 2005.
Ahead of their October tour, also featuring dates in Leeds and Manchester, they can be seen at Oxfordshire’s Truck Festival and supporting the Cure in London’s Hyde Park in July and at Warrington’s Neighbourhood Weekender in May.