The band met at Staffordshire University performing as Pilot, The Pride and Snowfield before settling on the name Editors. Their first two albums - 'The Back Room' released in 2005 and 2007's 'An End Has a Start' - both went platinum, selling more than two million copies between them worldwide. Their third album 'In This Light and On This Evening' followed in 2009. The debut which contained hits 'Munich' and 'Blood' earned them a Mercury prize nomination. The follow-up attracted a BRIT Awards nomination for Best British Band. It also spawned another hit single 'Smokers Outside the Hospital Doors'. 'In This Light and On This Evening' is seen by the formerly Birmingham-based band as a significant step forward reflecting developments for band personnel including Urbanowicz and Leetch who relocated to New York and Smith who became a father. All four members were keen to swap guitars for synthesizers to make a far more electronic record, but were determined to "give the machines a human feel", according to singer Smith. Lead guitarist Chris Urbanowicz parted ways with the group in 2012; he went on to produce and remix for other artists. Editors' fourth studio album was given the title of 'The Weight of Your Love' and was released in 2014. During this time keyboardist Elliott Williams also left the group to work on another project. They followed up with 'In Dream' in 2015 which became their fifth album and earned them a number five position in the UK Albums Chart. 'Violence', their sixth record, was released in 2018, preceded by its lead single 'Magazine'.