The Editors- October 12th 2013. Vernier sur Rock

 Singer on the pianoHere at Made From Dance, it is in our own opinion that most great listeners in this generation cannot help at some moment in their lives having a secret passion so to speak, or a certain admiration for the darker and more melodic side of alternative rock. The Editors, birthed out of Birmingham, UK definitely captivated these sonic waves, having put on a good show in Lignon, just outside of Geneva center.

       Undoubtedly, it can be hard for the general public in Geneva to comprehend the importance of having modern music in their daily lives. With the continual growth in social media, great bands have seemed to become obsolete due to the saturation contemporary youth must digest and radio airwaves oftentimes leave us all with nowhere to hide from  the shallow, stagnant, and repetitive teeny bopper bubble gum pop attracting so many “just-gotta-sing-along-or-I-don’t understand” types of listeners.

      Fortunately, when Editors rolled into town on Saturday, October 12th, the songs flowed elaborately through the venue, providing concert-goers a gift of originality, renewed spirits that other musical styles may still have a chance to inspire and flourish in Geneva’s future apart from the boring hip hop MCs at Summer park festivals doing little or nothing on-stage except trying hard to be cool.

      That all being said, there were some disappointing factors that kept the show from being great. For one, the time lapse between acts was ridiculous, leaving listeners with more than enough time to finish 6-10 drinks between sets had they wished. Secondly, the venue was more like a high school that rented their gymnasium out for the night. Thankfully the lighting served to derail the poor aspects of the ambience. Okay, enough about the exterior qualities and more about the music…

         The Editors positively dealt with any shortcomings, displaying impressive stage presence, particularly from frontman Tom Smith. There are no words to even describe drummer Ed Lay’s solid rhythms, making it seemingly difficult at times to note the difference between natural drumming and a drum machine. Guitarist Justin Lockey’s lines ad riffs were as tantalizing as the records, particularly on the older songs off the band’s debut record, The Back Room like Blood.  All in all, it is safe to say that a band with a great reputation for consistency in good performances did it once again, even if it was a somewhat difficult location. Cheers Editors…

R&L Green

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