[Cover photo credit to Rahi Rezvani]

The band Editors have unveiled new single Kiss,” the third from their forthcoming seventh studio album EBM, due out September 23rd, 2022, via [PIAS]. The track comes accompanied by a dance-driven video which was conceived of by guitarist Justin Lockey and directed by he and his brother’s production company Hand Held Cine Club, featuring dancers Harry Ondrak-Wright and Rory Macleod with choreography from Sophia Hurdley. Editors have also announced European tour dates for 2022 and 2023.

The new album EBM takes Editors into wilder territory with Electro-Industrial Rock. It is the first album with new band member Benjamin John Power, also known as Ivor Novello winning Producer and composer Blanck Mass. The album title is an acronym of Editors and Blanck Mass but also a reference to Electronic Body Music, which originated in the 1980s and has influenced Editors’ new material.

Speaking on the video for “Kiss”, Justin Lockey says:

The idea of this video came out of a want to do something simple and abstract that didn’t read too deep into the lyrics or any kind of blow by blow literal take on the lyrics. It was more about using the title to spark a theme to work on, using movement as the core medium. The idea I landed on would be to show the story of two souls constantly attracting and repelling each other, never quite fully coming together… until ultimately they succumb to being intertwined together for better or for worse.

EDITORS LIVE 2022-23

AUGUST 2022

14 – Hear Hear Festival, Belgium

28 – Victorious Festival, UK

OCTOBER 2022

01 – Spain, Valencia, Repvblicca

02 – Spain, Bilbao, Santana 27

05 – Luxembourg, Esch-sur-Alzette, Rockhal 

06 –  Netherlands, RTM Stage, Rotterdam Ahoy

07 –  Denmark, Copenhagen, Vega, 

09 –  Germany, Hamburg, Edel-Optics Arena 

10 –  Germany, Leipzig, Haus Auensee 

12 –  Poland, Krakow, Club Studio 

13 –  Germany, Berlin, Max-Schmeling-Halle 

15 –  France, Paris, Olympia 

16 –  Switzerland, Lausanne, Les Docks 

17 –  Austria, Vienna, Gasometer 

19 –  Switzerland, Zurich, Volkshaus 

20 –  Italy, Milan Fabrique 

21 –  Italy, Bologna Unipol

23 – Germany, Munich, Zenith 

24 – Germany, Dusseldorf, Mitsubishi Electric Halle

JANUARY 2023

25 – Nottingham, Rock City

26 – Cambridge, Corn Exchange

27 – Manchester, Academy

29 – Glasgow, Barrowland

30 – Dublin, National Stadium

01 – London, Troxy

 02 – Bristol, Marble Factory