Nene College, our first home. How I remember the not so daily
runs from one campus to the other to check on the designers
for the status of the paper editions. The good old times.
It's been nearly ten years since my return and now finally
the college is starting to promote gigs. Tonight the first
gig has Editors performing. The first of many gigs? The good
new times? Only time will tell, though it would seem doubtful
as tonight's student union promoter will leave when the academic
year finishes and Northampton already champions existing venues
that holds NME and MTV tours.
I briefly reflect on my history in the company of Tom Smith
and Chris Urbanowicz, vocalist-guitarist and guitarist respectively
"I actually come from Northampton," admits Tom,
"but don't tell anyone."
Okay I won't, but then you mention it later on during the
gig, oh well, no one ever reads my interviews, honest.
Being at a college will probably bring back some memories
for the band themselves. Editors formed back in 2000, under
the name 'The Pride' at Staffordshire University. After the
drummer departed and was replaced, the name was changed to
'Snowfield'. There was a respectable tour with vastly underrated
The Boxer Rebellion before the lads finished uni in 2003 and
recamped their HQ in Birmingham. Following the signing to
Kitchenware Records towards the end of 2004, the band felt
that as a fresh start another name change was necessary and
so they became Editors or maybe not as Chris admits.
"It was quite funny because at the time we wrote 'Bullets'
we were going through a name change. We were asking all our
friends to suggest a potential name for the band and one of
them was 'Bullets'." >>