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Editors: Roundhouse, London

Caroline Sullivan, The Guardian, 30 May 2007

TALK ABOUT ADVANCE WARNING — the first three songs of their set are called 'Bones', 'Bullets' and 'Blood', so nobody can claim to be surprised when the rest of Editors' show is burdened by an atmosphere so bleak that the end of the gig comes as a merciful release. Indeed, the only surprise is that singer Tom Smith, whose expressionless vocals suggest someone well beyond caring, manages to recover after every song and chirp an effusive "Thanks so much!" His between-tune good cheer is nothing less than amazing: following a knotted-up new track called 'The Weight of the World', he is so frisky he suggests we "tear the roof off the place".

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