Over the course of more than 25 years, and over 13 million album sales, Placebo have shown themselves to be masters at cataloguing the human condition. The band’s unique way of examining both its flaws and beauty has for a long time made them a refuge for those who felt that the trappings of tradition, and the mainstream, were exactly that – a trap. Placebo continue to shine a light on the aspects of our society that are all too often viewed by some with scepticism at best, and hatred at worst.
Back with their first new song in five years, Placebo have shared new single ‘Beautiful James’ which brings with it a message of defiance that seeks to normalize and celebrate non-heteronormative relationships in song.
Stereo Honey are a four-piece indie band from London, UK – Pete, Ben, Nicky and Jake – who make sultry, free-flowing guitar music with sprinkles of angelic vocals on top. Seemingly springing to life out of nowhere this year with just two singles to their name, the band were swiftly snapped up by the same management as Wild Beasts and Placebo. The band has already made strides into the live arena already, including the very first Community Festival in Finsbury Park. With both online and offline popularity growing steady, the future is looking very bright indeed for this promising new talent.
The ‘Nancy Boy’ hitmakers will celebrate two decades as a band by playing an extensive 37 shows around the globe, which will mark the 20th anniversary of their platinum-selling debut self-titled LP, which was released in 1996.
Frontman Brian Molko, 43, has teased that the set will include tracks that he “sworn” he wouldn’t perform again and the aim is to play their most commercially successful hits that the alternative duo – which also includes Stefan Olsdal – haven’t played in a long time and which they may never play live again.
To celebrate, the band have just released a new retrospective album, A Place For Us to Dream. The collection is set to include early singles such as ‘Come Home’ and ‘Teenage Angst’ to career-defining moments such as ‘Nancy Boy,’ ‘Pure Morning’ and ‘The Bitter End.’ It also includes a brand new single – ‘Jesus’ Son’ – and a special book that contains never-before-seen photos from the past 20 years, hand selected by Brian Molko and Stefan Olsdal from their own personal archives.
Celebrerem Sant Jordi un dia després amb un estol de noves i bones cançons. Estrenarem e més nou de Frank Ocean,The Kooks,Mando Diao,Mac DeMarco,Lana Del Rey i Royal Blood. Descobrirem a noves bandes com Plaitum,The Penelopes o Her’s. Parlarem dels dos concerts de la setmana: Placeboi The Jesus And Mary Chain. Divus Julius Bonasera entrevistarà a la banda barcelonina La Doble Fila. A més, tota la informació sobre els festivals D’A Film Festival Barcelona, BCN Film Festival i de l’ Espai Dansat.
A cover by Placebo of the 1985 single “Life’s What You Make It” by Talk Talk. It’s the title track of Placebo’s 2016 EP. The cover version features the harmonising parts “everyone’s all right” and “everything’s all right” more prominently, but stays true to the lyrics of the original. They will be playing at Razzmatazz April the 27th
Benjamin Francis Leftwich has unveiled a cover of Placebo’s ‘Pure Morning’.
Imparting his own unique style on the 1998 classic, Benjamin’s version is a haunting take, one that shines a new light on the emotive lyrics with stunning vocals and delicate electronic undertones. It is a definitive sound that resonated across his recent second album After The Rain.
The majestic and dreamy songs of M83 get their inspiration from 80´s synthpop and are becoming a musical reference in the new millenium.
Anthony González is the French man behind M83. After releasing the third album “Before The Dawn Heals Us” (2005) he became a very requested remixer, working for Depeche Mode, Block Party, Placebo or Goldfrapp.
M83´s sophisticated electronic pop became more ambient with “Digital Shades Vol. 1” (2007) and recovered the song structure with “Saturdays = Youth” (2008). This tribute to eighties music made him become the supporting artist of The Killers before establishing in Los Angeles.
His interest in soundtracks took him to write music for cinema, as well as completing the ambicious orchestral double album “Hurry Up, We´re Dreaming” (2011) that brought the definitive international fame. M83 is back in order to present the brand new “Junk”, inspired by eighties television series, with the collaboration of Beck. Toniight at Festival Jardins de Pedralbes.
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