Editors: 'We were in a dark place'

Editors frontman Tom Smith has revealed that the band were in a 'very negative place for the last couple of years'. Guitarist Chris Urbanowicz left after a series of arguments with the group and Smith feared it would be the end of the indie collective.

[Tom Smith of Editors performs at the Xfm Winter Wonderland, at the O2 Brixton Academy] Smith told the Daily Star: "It's been a long, hard couple of years and it got pretty dark because whenever we tried creating new songs it wasn't good enough. "Chris's heart wasn't in it anymore. For a year, we'd leave rehearsals feeling very negative and uninspired. "Lots of things went wrong and what happened is still extREMely sad. That's all I can say." Urbanowicz was replaced by Justin Lockey, the former guitarist for metal band Yourcodenameis:milo, and (more)
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Editors guitarist Chris Urbanowicz quits band

Editors guitarist Chris Urbanowicz has left the band after 10 years. The 'Smokers Outside the Hospital Doors' indie group announced on their website that they have 'parted ways' with Urbanowicz "in a decision entirely based upon future musical direction". Their joint statement continues: "With huge sadness, Editors and Chris Urbanowicz have parted ways. In 10 years we've gone from playing tiny clubs in Birmingham to selling out massive shows across the globe as four friends together so this was a massively painful decision for all of us to make. "We wish Chris the best of luck in his future endeavours, and expect you all to do the same. The parting is amicable, and however sad things are right (more)
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