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sandra 22nd Mar 2010, 10:37, said:
(4.33 / 5 overall score)
BRILLIANT - this band are Fantastic live - the 'sound man' is a star too. Tom's voice came across with perfection and the musicians harmonised him so well. Great guitarists. 12 out of 10 for this concert. Tom sang a good selection from all 3 albums with great enthusiasm and energy. Definately left the crowd wanting more...... "dont miss your opportunity to see them"
Tom said a few times " thanks for spending your Saturday with us" - what a great guy.
Second home ha! ha! - a great venue.
Darren Lewis 16th Oct 2007, 11:53, said:
(3.33 / 5 overall score)
SEEMLESS EDITORS LEFT AUDIENCE BREATHLESS
The Editors have travelled have a long way since they showcased debut album on the tinny sound system of Oxford Street’s HMV store in 2005 in front of a couple hundred people. Now headlining a 3 night residency at the Brixton Academy after a successful festival season, these sell-out shows have been greatly anticipated. After a relatively late start at 9:30pm, they opened boldy with the high tempo title track from their latest album “An End has a Start”. And the pace hardly dropped after that. “ Blood”, “Lights”, “All Sparks” from the First Album – The Back Room and Bones and the Racing Rats from the latest album gave the concerts an epic quality. They were a couple of slower tracks such as “Fall”, “The Weight of the World” and “When Anger shows” that allowed the crowd a brief moment of repose but generally the Editors moved through their set at breatheless pace. By 10:30 pm they had got through 16 or so tracks but this in way no way diminshed the quality of the performance. Tom Smith’s rich deep vocals were mesmerising and the emotional angst that that they conveyed was reminisicent of Joy Division’s Ian Curtis. A very enjoyable show was brought to a close with the audience enthusiatically singing along to Munich and the lengthy titled Smokers outside Hospitals Doors at the encore. The Editors are not quite at the top yet but they are not far away. With a bigger back catalogue in future years they have the potential surely to turn from a very good group into a super group.
Yes, nothing changes here. Its still the gruff rough and ready security outside with a bit of a control freak complex. Its the only venue that I go to that has the habit of consistently making gig goers feel unwelcome 100 meter s before they even get inside the building. That said, I appreciate Brixton can be a rough area so maybe that this type of security is necessary. The stewards doing body searches inside at least has a sense of humour.
Its not my favourite venue as generally there is no much chatter from the audience and sometimes the sound system can drown out singers. However, on this occassion it was alright. I think thats' a testament to the quality of the band rather than the venue. Still too much pushing and shoving round the loo entrances and bars which can lead to agression.
MJ Peterson 28th Apr 2006, 09:26, said:
(5.00 / 5 overall score)
This is a bit challenging, as I see this is a UK website. But I will do my best here.
Saw The Editors tonite at a venue in Seattle Washington called Chop Suey. This venue only has the capacity to hold around 300 people, yet overbooked. I bought my ticket 2 months ago, yet had to wait in line for 30 minutes just to get validated at will call! This venue has had an overcrowding problem for years now and yet nothing has been done about it. It was so crazy that people were fighting over a spot to stand! The staff made several attempts to clear off a path for people to walk, but there was literally NO ROOM for these people to go. I was a sad ordeal. Anyone considering visiting this venue- think twice! If you hear the show is sold out, it means it is so beyond sold out you will just be in for a miserable experience. Damn, the Editors were so GOOD though!!