Review: Editors

Emma LeeWhen Editors frontman Tom Smith sang: "I don't think that it's going to rain again today" on an End Has A Start, most of the members of the crowd in the Obelisk Arena would have been keeping their fingers crossed he was right after a day of torrential downpours.Emma Lee

Editors

Obelisk Arena, Sunday

When Editors frontman Tom Smith sang: 'I don't think that it's going to rain again today' on an End Has A Start, most of the members of the crowd in the Obelisk Arena would have been keeping their fingers crossed he was right after a day of torrential downpours.

The band release their third album, In This Light and On This Evening, in September and used their sundown slot to showcase what sounds like something of a change of direction. Long feted for their similarity to Joy Division, they've found their way to Synths R Us and have gone for more of a Kraftwerk vibe. A handful of the new tracks were dusted into the hour-long set. Classics-in-waiting, by the time they play their sold-out show at Norwich UEA in October, the audience will probably be word-perfect.

And old favourites sounded as fresh as ever - Munich, Smokers Outside the Hospital Doors, the Racing Rats and Fingers in the Factories were among the highlights.

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