Loading...
Live in L.A.

Live in L.A.: Editors at Jimmy Kimmel

Comments (0)

By

Thu, Jul 26, 2007 at 4:11 PM

Editors

Jimmy Kimmel Live! July 25, 2007

By Timothy Norris

OK, so we’ve all heard about it and Jimmy’s Green Room really is the best. I was just surprised that I actually knew some of the folks down there tonight. Well, I knew Juli C. and Kevin B. and even a few other familiar faces from around the block. Just like a regular visit to Romper Room for young Timmy. Yeah, I see you too! But let’s not forget what brought all us kids together tonight; that would be Editors jumping out in support of their latest release An End Has A Start.

click to enlarge EditorsTN17.jpg

Photo by Timothy Norris. Click here for a slideshow of more from Editors.

The lads from Birmingham, England ripped through an abbreviated set on the outside stage at Jimmy Kimmel that consisted mostly of material from the new record with the exception of "Munich" from their debut full length The Back Room. While the sound of An End is not a huge departure from Back Room, it certainly shows maturity in both sonic adventure and lyrical content allowing the band to weave the set together with ease. Opening with the title track "An End Has A Start" followed by "Smokers Outside the Hospital Doors" (of which both aired) the band ignited the stage in a fury led by front man Tom Smith and his seemingly uncontrolled on stage antics. At one point during the set he lost his guitar strap and found himself restricted until a stagehand came to his aid. Though like the great John Lee Hooker once said, “If the boy’s got it in him, he’s got to get it out! So let’s boogie!” And boogie they did, or something like it, until the end which saw Tom scurrying off stage dragging the mic stand in a fit of passion straight past Jimmy up the ramp to the dressing room. Following closely were bands mates Russell Leetch (Bass), Chris Urbanowicz (Guitar) and Edward Lay (Drums) shaking hands and kissing babies. Well, shaking hands anyway.

With that I was on my way back to the green room for the proverbial post show cocktail. I chose a Molsen for the funny sayings they have on the bottles, only I didn’t bother to read what mine said. I was already all smiles anyway what all the new friends I’d found today.

click to enlarge EditorsTN03.jpg

Related Content

Now Trending

  • The 50 Most Beautiful People at Coachella

    So many Coachella-goers spend months before the festival working on their tans, their outfits, their figures, and their breezy poses.  There's a real glut of fabulousness, we have to say, both among those in attendance at the Polo Grounds and the parties surrounding the festival. Here are the 50 most beautiful...
    8
  • "Their Music Is Really Good, But They're Assholes!"

    Plague Vendor's punkish dark rock makes you want to dance and destroy everything around you. Front man Brandon Blaine says people didn't know how to react when the four-piece from Whittier started performing in 2009. "I was really influenced by Andy Kaufman at the time," he says in a low voice...
  • Best of Coachella 2014

    Round one of Coachella is over - it a good one! We're sore, sunburned and smiling. Here's the best of what we saw during another memorable weekend in Indio. See also: Worst of Coachella 2014 The Mexican Cantina ClubThe Polo Field's on-site Mexican restaurant was never actually connected to the festival...

Slideshows

Los Angeles Event Tickets