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Violence is the sixth studio album from British recording group Editors. It was released on 9 March 2018 by PIAS Recordings.

The first single, "Magazine", premiered on Jo Whiley’s BBC Radio 2 show on 15 January 2018.

Over the course of late 2016 to late 2017 the band posted pictures of the recording process on Instagram with a concluding post, stating: "Album 6 … done! #e6 #editors' on 26 October 2017."

In the interview with Jo Whiley prior to the first play of the single "Magazine", singer Tom Smith said: "We had a lot of help from a guy called Blanck Mass, who makes very brutal electronic music. So when it's electronic, it's very electronic. But then when it's guitar-y, it's very band driven. I think we've managed to find the balance of those two things better than we have done before. Over the years, we've gone from backwards between more band-orientated sounding records and more electronic records. I think there's a balance here between melody and brutality that I don't think we've managed to get before."

When asked about the content of the album Smith said: "There's a thread on a lot of these songs – the need for human connection or coming together as people; an intimacy, with a loved one or a friend, as an escape from the outside world."

The second single "Hallelujah (So Low)" was premiered on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show on 21 February 2018.

Track listing

  • Cold
  • Hallelujah (So Low)
  • Violence
  • Darkness at the Door
  • Nothingness
  • Magazine
  • No Sound But the Wind
  • Counting Spooks
  • Belong
  • Bonus Track

    • The Pulse
    • When We Were Angels

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