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We have been after Editors for a while. Since we started filming sessions the Birmingham-based band has been around in Vienna for several times, playing shows in support of their first two albums „The Back Room“ and „An End Has A Start“. The venues got bigger with time passing by, but the answer to our requests stayed the same: „No, sorry.“ All the more surprising was it, when we got a message that this time, in late November, singer Tom Smith – knowing that he had turned down our requests a few times – wanted to give it a try. So we meet him backstage at the Gasometer venue in the afternoon before the show, he grabs the acoustic guitar and we head out quickly in order to catch the last snatches of sunshine. Without success, obviously, as the sun disappears behind some clouds just as Tom sings a few lines from Bob Dylan’s „Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right“. „There goes your light“, he says smilingly, „the clouds don’t give a fuck, aren’t they?“ Probably not, but Tom – standing just next to a Gasometer tower – still has a nice view over the outskirts of Wien-Simmering as he starts into an atmospheric acoustic version of the Editors hit single „Papillon“.

  • Posted: January 28, 2010
  • Camera: Michael Luger
  • Sound Recording: Matthias Leihs
  • Post-Production: Simon Brugner
  • Photography: Simon Brugner