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Editors & Manic Street Preachers at Royal Albert Hall

Manic Street Preachers are celebrating the 20th anniversary of ‘Everything Must Go’ with a major UK tour celebrating the album that features hits like ‘A Design For Life’ and ‘Australia’.

In London, James Dean Bradfield, Nicky Wire, and Sean Moore sold out Royal Albert Hall on two successive nights during which they first played the album in full before picking highlights from their back catalogue, including ‘You Love Us’, ‘Motorcycle Emptiness’, ‘If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next’, and ‘Walk Me To The Bridge’.

 

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Editors: It kicks like a sleep twitch

Editors | Brixton Academy | 14 November 2013

Bands, they say, are greater than the sum of their parts. But Chris Urbanowicz’s departure has changed Editors. Most obviously, their latest album is more REM than Joy Division. And tonight, the angular guitar riffs of their biggest hits sound blunted.

It doesn’t matter. The more fluid playing style of his replacements – guitarist Justin Lockey and multi-instumentalist Elliott Williams – brings a cohesion to the set, the back catalogue’s oppressive gloom complemented by the expansive, Americana-tinged new songs.

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