For some time now it’s not been ‘cool’ to like Editors. I’ve never got why. This is a band who have released six albums and have never been scared of challenging themselves or progressing as a band.
I’m very happy to call them one of my favourite bands, indeed I’ve seen them over thirty times since discovering them during Carling Live 24 back in 2005 (does anyone else remember that day?!) and I’m looking forward to seeing them twice further in the early new year during the bands inevitable Greatest Hits tour.
No Harm is an example of that band I love, a world away from the immediate and guitar heavy music of the debut album. Instead is a slow-burning track full of brooding, bubbling, barely-there synths much akin to the title track from the wonderful In The Light and On This Evening. The focal point throughout is Tom's forlorn falsetto, more haunting than ever, it sends chills with a sparse, cinematic intensity.
I keep expecting it to explode, I perhaps wish it did explode but the emotion and mood created here is perhaps better understated and never hurried. It sparkles as a result.