Following the leak of new track 'No Harm' via a Play It Again Sam compilation and an eagle eyed fan, Editors are proud to unveil their first video collaboration with Iranian born, Dutch resident Rahi Rezvani.
As their visual collaborator for this and forthcoming projects, Rahi has proved to be the perfect foil to the band, lead singer Tom Smith saying: "Rahi understands what Editors is, we share a love for a certain aesthetic which our music mirrors. But rather than it all feeling too familiar what's most exciting for us is the element of surprise. It's exciting to be working hand in hand with him, to build on our relationship and see how far we can take it. It is, as he would say, beautiful'."
Sentenced to leave the country of his birth in 1999 for photographing something that he shouldn’t have, Rahi has built a formidable reputation as an artist of great merit, turning the darkness of his experience into striking and strident imagery, in his own words: "I am a black and white person, un-scared of dividing the world in good and bad. When you have a past like mine, you don’t have time to think in shades of gray."
With 'No Harm' that total belief in the power of expression finds form in a stately piece of work, replete with subtle shifts and possessed of an austere beauty in harmony with the music.
Editors tour Europe and the UK in October and November.
October Fri 9, UK, Belfast, Limelight Sat 10, Ireland, Dublin, Olympia Theatre Mon 12, UK, Bristol, Colston Hall Tue 13, UK, London, Hammersmith Apollo Thu 15, UK, Portsmouth, Pyramid Centre Fri 16, UK, Birmingham, O2 Academy Sat 17, UK, Leeds, O2 Academy Sun 18, UK, Glasgow, O2 ABC Tue 20, UK, Newcastle, O2 Academy Wed 21, UK, Cambridge, Junction Thu 22, UK, Manchester, Manchester Academy Wed 28, France, Paris, Le Trianon Thu 29, France, Lille, Splendide Sat 31, Belgium (venue to be announced Mon 4.5.15)
November Sun 1, Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Den Atelier Mon 2, Germany, Cologne, Koln Palladium Wed 4, Netherlands, Amsterdam, Heineken Music Hall Sun 8, Germany, Hamburg, Mehr Theater Mon 9, Germany, Berlin, Columbiahalle Tue 10, Germany, Offenbach, Stadthalle Thu 12, Germany, Munich, Tonhalle Fri 13, France, Strasbourg, Laiterie Sun 15, France, Lyon, Radiant Mon 16, Spain, Barcelona, Razzmatazz Tue 17, Spain, Madrid, La Riviera Fri, 27 Switzerland, Lausanne, Les Docks Sat 28, Italy, Bologna, Paladozza Sun 29, Austria, Vienna, Gasometer
December Tue 1, Slovenia, Ljubljana, Kino Siska Wed 2, Croatia, Zagreb, Culture Factory Fri 4, Greece, Athens, Gazi Music Hall Sat 5, Greece, Thessaloniki, Principal Club Theatre Sun 6, Turkey, Istanbul, Volkswagen Arena Tue 8, Hungary, Budapest, Barba Negra Wed 9, Czech Republic, Prague, Roxy Thu 10, Poland, Warsaw, Progresja Music Zone Fri 11, Poland, Poznan, MTP2 Sun 13, Switzerland, Zurich, X-tra Mon 14, France, Marseille, Espace Julien Tue 15, France, Bordeaux, Le Rocher De Palmer