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What challenges do you face bringing sometimes-complex records into the live arena?
"Well, you don't want to sell the recordings short; you want the big moments to be big and the intimate moments to still feel that way, and putting it on stage night after night can require compromises, and it can be tricky to recreate that.
"When we're in the studio we're not thinking, at that point, about how it might translate to stage. Then, once you've got the record, you have to listen to it and ask what the most important things to be heard are: some things you can just loose - certain string arrangements don't need to be there. What is the heart of the song?
"We're lucky that we've had a continuous relationship with our two front of house engineers over the years; we work through the songs together and discuss what works. Some songs just don't end up getting played live, while sometimes there'll be a song that will surprise you in the live arena by becoming better than it ever was on record."
Editors are quite an evolutionary band: what kind of direction would you like to pursue in the future?
"There's so much to be said for not repeating yourself and I've always been a great believer in that. But there's also many great things that have happened when bands and producers have spent two, three or four albums back to back working and growing together, evolving slightly more naturally.
"And I wonder whether this is the time to actually pick up from where we left off from The Weight Of Your Love, and take that relationship with Jacquire to the next level."
And pursue some of the possibilities that this record presented?
"Absolutely, and I'm so excited about continuing the relationship that this new band has really, because in many ways Editors as we are now, our creative relationship and dynamic together, is very new. It's in its infant period."
Sugar is released on 24 March.
For more information visit the official Editors website.