Set to be the next big thing.
Editors, The Cluny
Living up to the hype of being the `next big thing' is never going to be an easy prophecy to fulfil.
With The Killers, Franz Ferdinand and Maximo Park, to name just a few, all vying for the post-punk crown, Editors certainly have their work cut out for them.
Despite being virtually unheard of, the Birmingham band's debut album The Back Room has settled in at an impressive 13 in the charts since its release on July 27 and last night fans were already belting out all the lyrics.
No-one can miss the obvious comparisons with lead singer Tom Smith and Joy Division's Ian Curtis. His deep rumblings, while lacking any great range, are like nothing else around at the moment.
The band's influences are also impossible to ignore. The huge guitar riffs could have been taken directly from U2's Unforgettable Fire or Echo and The Bunnymen's Ocean Rain.
So it was against this background that Editors took to the tiny stage at The Cluny, after a rousing rock-fest from Cinematics, for probably the last gig of such a small size they will ever perform in Newcastle.
Opening with the first track on the album, Lights, I was quite surprised to see a few shrugs and `is this it?' looks from people standing around me.
But as the band began to warm up so did the crowd and by the time the band burst into their signature tunes, Blood and Munich, it was clear what the hype has all been about.
Editors are going to be huge without a doubt. Their next single, Fingers In The Factories, is guaranteed to be one of the most played tracks of this autumn. If anything the tiny venue last night couldn't do them justice and no doubt they will be packing stadiums across the country in a few years.
The boys are back in town at Northumbria Uni in September and I imagine tickets aren't going to be around much longer so if you want to see something quite special then grab them while you can.