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. The band's third album, In This Light And On This Evening, was released in October 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.