Thursday, December 07, 2006

Rather a nice review...

Xpress Mag welcomes the 10th anniversary re-release of Placebo:

The real treat arrives in the form of a DVD compiling Placebo related videos including clips old and new. Early footage from Britain’s frothy morning show The Big Breakfast proves a fascinating insight into the band’s initial awkward placement in the music scene.

Lyrics referencing drugs and sexuality slip by unnoticed as an incongruous looking Placebo perform Teenage Angst surrounded by dancing puppets, brightly coloured backdrops and bubbly TV presenters who at one point mistakenly announce them as ‘Menswear’.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Tour announcement

Placebo are limbering themselves up in order to play the hugest UK gigs of their glitter-strewn lives:

Wednesday 6th December SECC Glasgow
Thursday 7th December Nottingham Arena Nottingham
Saturday 9th December Wembley Arena London
Sunday 10th December Evening News Arena Manchester

Yes, yes, they've done Wembley before, but this is the first time they've attempted to fill stadia outside of the capital. Blimey.

Tuesday, January 31, 2006


Hold everything, Placebo are plotting a tour for April:

Blackpool Empress Ballroom (April 5)
Glasgow Academy (6)
Newcastle Academy (8)
Birmingham Academy (9)
London Alexandra Palace (11)

This is all in aid of the new album, Meds (already available for preorder), of course.


Amazon are already inviting people to put in their pre-release orders for Meds, although it'll be a month or so before you get it.


Spotted on

During the recording process, the act made a conscious effort to move away from studio tricks and using dynamics as a crutch to focus on solid songwriting.

“We allowed space for the songwriting to shine through rather than show up how clever we were and how good we’ve gotten at using the studio,” said front man Brian Molko in a statement. “We were going for simplicity rather than elaboration.”

[More on the Aversion site]