mi茅rcoles, 29 de enero de 2020

So Recordings signs Placebo, Adam Greenup promoted to MD of Silva Screen Label Group 2020


So Recordings signs Placebo, Adam Greenup promoted to MD of Silva Screen Label Group

by George Garner
January 29th 2020

▶️▶️ So Recordings have today (January 29) announced the signing of multi-platinum alt.rock group Placebo for the band’s next studio album. The news comes alongside confirmation that Adam Greenup has been promoted to the role of MD for the Silva Screen Label Group.

Speaking about the signing of Placebo, Alex Weston at #RivermanManagement – who have managed the group for their entire careers – said: “After many years of searching for our soulmates, we found them in So Recordings. A surprise perhaps but we couldn’t be happier to start the next phase in Placebo’s career with this team led by Adam Greenup and Reynold D’Silva. Good, honest, creative and inspiring people who we know are 100% committed to the band and this new album. It feels like home.”

Reynold D’Silva, CEO of Silva Screen Music Group added: “The band and their management could have signed with at least ten other labels and indeed they were pursued aggressively by all of them. To say we are over the moon is an understatement. Having heard the new tracks, this eighth album sees the band at their creative peak and cement their standing as a seminal band in the rock world.”

Last year, Enter Shikari announced they had entered into partnership with So Recordings. Part of the newly formed Silva Screen Label Group, So Recordings has achieved four Top 10 records and several Top 40 albums with a roster that includes Shikari as well as Deaf Havana, Band Of Skulls, The Lafontaines, Dinosaur Pile-Up, Demob Happy and Turbowolf.

D’Silva also commented on Greenup’s promotion: "In the ten years Adam has been with the company, he has made a substantial contribution and, in many instances, has been a catalyst for positive change within Silva Screen. His new appointment recognises the role he has played and will see him work alongside myself to oversee all aspects of the group's labels, including So Recordings and his existing legal and business affairs functions”.

Greenup added: “Reynold is an unsung legend of the independent music scene and I feel very lucky we met when we did, as he offered me not just a job, but amazing guidance, encouragement and huge opportunity across the last ten years. Since then we have achieved great things of which I am personally very proud. To work here as MD with full support of our long-standing team is something I am looking forward to. Signing Placebo is a fitting anniversary present and promises to be a hugely exciting journey that we are more than ready for. We’ve been close to Alex, Dave and Angus at #Riverman for a long time, who are an incredible management team”

Sources and credits: https://www.musicweek.com/ 馃憠http://bit.ly/38M1d5H

Thank you to Katy for finding and sharing the article so fast with us.

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NEWS: Placebo about release album 8 in 2020

Repost from Placebo's IG

A HISTORIC MOMENT: PLACEBO ARE EXTREMELY HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE THAT ALBUM 8 WILL BE RELEASED BY @sorecordings, HOME TO @bandofskullsofficial, @entershikari & deafhavana.

Photo credits: Placebo IG

martes, 10 de diciembre de 2019


Photo credits: Scarlett Page /Edit Susie Bosco 


Today is a very SPECIAL DAY for all of us dear soulmates.
Let us see, what we have prepared for you during this day: Brian Molko's Birthday❗️❗️

馃帀馃巿9.00h Enjoy with us 馃敍 The Brian Molko Day 馃敍 here on our Facebook page Placebo Anyway with all our specials, songs, pictures and wishes. 

馃帀馃巿11.00h Brian Molko Birthday Special Party on PLACEBO BARCELONA . More information later!! 

馃帀馃巿13.00h Birthday Album dedicated to Brian created by all the fans who joined us and the team members of Placebo Anyway.

馃帀馃巿15.00h Birthday Special by team member Katy

馃帀馃巿17.00h A funny Birthday moment ;-)

馃帀馃巿19.00h Birthday Special by team member Silke

馃帀馃巿21.00h Ending the Birthday Special by Susie Bosco 

馃帀馃巿23.55h The Party ends on Placebo Barcelona 

We count on you soulmates! 
Join us with your love and passion for Placebo and Brian Molko!

 馃巿 Happy Birthday Brian 馃巿

Yours, Susie Bosco & The Placebo Anyway Team

Photo credits: Scarlet Page // Edit Susie Bosco xxx 

martes, 12 de noviembre de 2019


Outspoken in the press, dolled-up on stage and once one of the most notorious party animals on the scene,
Brian Molko isn't shy of breaking a few rules. Who better then, to quiz about the Seven Deadly Sins?

Photo credit: David Willis


“That's a good one. I'm the vainest of the band, definitely. Myself and Stefan spend a lot of time in front of the mirror playing with our hair and worrying about our clothes. I have a lot of “Does my bum look big in this?“ moments. I think it winds Steve [Hewitt] up a bit, but he's a vain guy too, only in a more masculine way. It's a very big part of what we do I suppose and a very big part of what pushes you to go on stage. I don't think there'd be as much dressing up on stage if there weren't a great deal of vanity involved. So I'm 100 percent guilty.“


Envy makes me think of that moment in Spinal Tap where the band meet some rock star who's bigger than them and they're all nice and friendly. Then when he walks away they call him a wanker. I'm guilty of that moment as well, though the bands it's with will remain nameless. But I'm envious of lots of things. I'm envious of people with better bodies than me, people who are taller than I am.“


“I think I'm coming out of my secret over-indulgent stage. That was basically most of my 20ies where I'd take anything that was going and too much of it at any opportunity. I think it was very much a case of trying to numb a lot of my insecurities and low self-esteem by putting myself in a haze and avoiding reality. I'm better now, thankfully.“

Photo credit: Carole Epinette

Oh, my favourite! I'm a very lustful person, mainly towards other people. My lust means I have huge moral dilemmas on a daily basis. It's got me into far too much trouble. But unfortunately, no matter how much make-up I put on my face I can't alter the fact that I'm a man.“

I don't get angry that often, but when I do it's in a way that's quite particular to people who are small in stature – when they lose it they really fucking lose it. It's a bit like a pressure cooker, I have a tendency to let it build up inside of me then really blow and go apeshit. I start throwing stuff around and screaming. It's not very healthy and it's not a pretty sight. I get very upset when people treat us with disrespect in life in general. I have this feeling that people treat me like a kid a lot and look down their noses at me. That makes me very angry. But I think it's a kick back to things from my childhood that I haven't got over.“


“I'm not a particularly greedy person, I'm actually quite generous towards the people that I love and care about. I'd like to be filthy rich but then everybody would. I'm not obsessed with material possessions that much apart from records and clothes. I just don't see the point really. Being in a band doesn't make you greedier, it makes you more ambitious because every time you meet a challenge you have to set new ones and try and rise to those.“

Photo credit: Jesus Aparicio


“I go through stages but in general I'm a hard worker, I always have been. I find it difficult to take breakes because I'm so used to each day being full, I just get restless and I have to force myself to relax. But when I do get the chance I just do absolutely nothing. I'll sit around for days and try to shut my brain off, watch Neighbours twice a day. You feel a bit lost when you come off tour because there's no one to make your coffee for you or light your cigarettes!“

Source: Rock Sound (2003)
Edit: Silke Mitteregger

lunes, 11 de noviembre de 2019

The Livelong June about Brian Molko and Placebo

Photo credits: Robin Francois

Benny I’ve been fascinated by your timbre of voice, which clearly reminds me to Brian Molko, while Placebo also is one of your sources of inspiration. What can you say about the production of the vocals and what makes Placebo so special to you?

Benny: We wanted the vocals to sound like they had been run through an old gritty amp. We wanted a dirty and distorted sound to give the music that extra aggressive flavour. I’m really pleased in the way we managed to achieve what we aimed for. And yes, Placebo is a huge influence and so are a handful of other bands that write about every aspect of being alive. We feel intrigued by that and it inspires us to write about other things than the birds and the bees. The pains and struggles in life are much more interesting.

Photo credits: The Livelong June

Benny Gustavsson and Marcus Rejnevik set up The Livelong June in 2013.
Their debut album has been released on the Russian label ScentAir Records revealing a terrific mix between electronics, pop and rock music. It sounds pretty indie-like featuring vocals reminiscent of Placebo’s front man Brian Molko.
“The Art Of Living” is a real great surprise and definitely an album, which will for sure become one of my 2018 favorites. I got in touch with the Swedish duo to get more information about this astonishing debut work.

Do you already know The Livelong June?
I listened to their songs and I like the music, over all the 'Molko'-voice a lot.
Check out the rest of the interview, the songs and all you want on their Facebook 
profile and homepage!!

馃帳 Interview from http://www.peek-a-boo-magazine.be
Read the whole interview here 馃憠 t.ly/6Yqrl

馃帶 The Livelong June - Homesick (Alternative version 2013)

馃帶 The Livelong June -The Art Of Living - Album Preview

馃憠 Debut album,The Art of Living-https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the...
The Livelong June
馃憠 The Livelong June on Spotify. Ceck out their latest

Yours, Susie Bosco & The Placebo Anyway Team

jueves, 7 de noviembre de 2019

The moment Placebo and David Bowie covered Marc Bolan’s ’20th Century Boy’ for the BRITS, 1999

Photo credit goes to the photographer of this picture

By Jack WhatleyAugust 13, 2019 for https://faroutmagazine.co.uk/

Fronted by the enigmatic Brian Molko, Placebo were a force to be reckoned with in the ’90s – they offered something different to the laddishness of Britpop and the nerdiness of Radiohead. Their brand of subversive alt-rock cultivated a mass of fanatical followers caught in the tightly woven net of androgynous angst and sublime songwriting. It was only a matter of time before the original agitator David Bowie would find a project to collaborate on.
That project came sooner rather than later. In the early days of Placebo, with Molko and Osdal having only demos to their name, they had one major fan – David Bowie. Not a bad place to start eh? Never one to miss the opportunity to promote the music he felt deserved a place on the mantel of music, Bowie then invited the band to open for his now-infamous Outside Tour. Bowie would also lend his vocals to the 1998 recording of Placebo’s ‘Without You I’m Nothing’.

Fronted by the enigmatic Brian Molko, Placebo were a force to be reckoned with in the ’90s – they offered something different to the laddishness of Britpop and the nerdiness of Radiohead. Their brand of subversive alt-rock cultivated a mass of fanatical followers caught in the tightly woven net of androgynous angst and sublime songwriting. It was only a matter of time before the original agitator David Bowie would find a project to collaborate on.
That project came sooner rather than later. In the early days of Placebo, with Molko and Osdal having only demos to their name, they had one major fan – David Bowie. Not a bad place to start eh? Never one to miss the opportunity to promote the music he felt deserved a place on the mantel of music, Bowie then invited the band to open for his now-infamous Outside Tour. Bowie would also lend his vocals to the 1998 recording of Placebo’s ‘Without You I’m Nothing’.
In particular, Molko was very close to Bowie with the latter providing Molko with advice throughout his career. He recently opened up to the NME about his presence: “He was my friend and my mentor. He gave me a lot of advice. I’m meditating more on how he was quite a sage and quite a raconteur as well.”

A more intimate collaboration came in the form of a special BRIT Awards performance in 1999 that saw Placebo supported by Bowie covering another glam-rock icon’s biggest hit; Marc Bolan’s ’20th Century Boy’. Released in 1971, the song marked one of the last triumphant moments of Bolan’s sadly short career. It was a song that Placebo were already familiar with having covered the smash-hit for the soundtrack to the film Velvet Goldmine, though following Bowie rejecting the chance to have his own music appear in the film Molko said the pair “agreed never to talk about”.
The track was and remains today, an absolute dancefloor smash. Built on a simple but encouraging lead guitar (so chunky it barely needed dressing), flourished with garish and provocative lyrics, the song has effortlessly become a cross-generational smash. Nowhere is that more easily seen than in this clip from the 1999 BRIT Awards.

On one side of the stage stands the present of rock and roll. Brian Molko and his sparkling charcoaled eyes, full of the kind of sneering misunderstanding that can drive so many to mania. On the other stood an original of the glam-rock era passing the goth-glittered baton across with every lyric he sang. He plays his Tin Machine-era headless guitar and seems happy to let Molko take the spotlight. “We weren’t too bad, we were in key at least,” Molko later told Melody Maker. “But we could never really get the lyrics right. We were doing ’20th Century Boy’. We had a fucking laugh.”

The sound mixing may be a bit dodgy but the performance of this song, in particular, strikes a special chord with fans of both artists. For Placebo fans, it marks a moment in their history that they were named as “the future” by Bowie, of all people. While for Bowie fans it’s a clear indication of his admiration for them, as well as a rousing tribute to his departed friend.

Whichever way you look at it this is a moment worth savouring. So watch as Placebo are joined on stage by David Bowie to perform T-Rex’s hit ’20th Century Boy’ live at the BRITS in 1999.

domingo, 16 de junio de 2019

A Spanish version of "Special needs"

Today I have something special for you, literally; It's a Spanish version of ”Special needs” by Ernesto Oliviera, an independent musician from Oaxaca City/Mexico.

Ernesto Oliviera is a big fan of Brian Molko.

He loves songs that tell a story and that one can feel identified with.”This is the case with ”Special needs”. It's a song with a powerful message about fame, expectations, past and how things can gradually destroy us or make us feel lost,” the young artist explains.

According to Brian it is a tale of a celebrity has-been told from a wheelchair. In his words it's a story about ”someone reminiscing how the shoe is on the other foot and worrying that they’ll be written out of their ex’s biography.” In Ernesto's opinion all these elements are narrated as a story and included in a slow and calm background music accompanying the lost of the main character itself.
But why doing a Spanish version of ”Special needs”? - The 21-years-old gives a simple and plausible answer: ”The song was so contrasting and attractive to me that I had to try it!”

Ernesto declares that each Placebo piece has lyrics with quite real meanings, and he wanted to represent this using an adaptation to his original language. It is hard to translate from one language to another without removing the identity of the song but he decided to ”don't let the language be an obstacle to communicate what I wanted to.” In the end he came out with this Spanish version of the song and decided to record it. ”In fact Placebo was one of my first alternative rock influences and I'm a big fan of the band,” the Mexican musician thinks back.

Ernesto Oliviera - Special needs (Spanish version)

Ernesto's first contact with Placebo was a concert transmitted on a local TV station. It was their performance at German festival Rock am Ring in 2006. Besides ”Special needs” the songs ”Every you Every me”, ”Special K”, ”Because I want you” and ”Infra-Red” got his attention. He remembers that in addition to the live show the visual art in the background of the stage and the aggressive and precise way of performing were amazing for him. Ernesto: ”Definitely, after that I really wanted to know more about the band!”

Ernesto (r.) is proud of his "Special needs" cover.

”I enjoy spending my time creating music because in fact, it complements two parts of my life,” tells the talented young fan, who studies Electric engineering at university. In his spare time he developes different music projects including genres such as alternative rock, pop, acoustic ensembles and even choral and opera. ”I think the reason why I make different forms of music is due to this aim to create something containing a personal message which people could feel identified to,” he reflects.

Placebo - Special needs

If you want to hear more of Ernesto Oliviera's work you can listen to it on his Youtube channel (see links below). Besides cover versions he has already started to write his own music and is also working on collaborations with some other musicians. ”I’ve got too many ideas in process!” as he says.

FB: https://www.facebook.com/ernesto.m.olivera
Web Page: http://ernestolivera.ml/
Youtube: http://bit.ly/2RkQQgM

Photo credits: Ashley Maile, Itzel Cruz

Text by Silke Mitteregger

lunes, 13 de mayo de 2019

Placebo - Bruise Pristine 1997

Placebo  singles - Bruise Pristine 

馃帳 "Are you ever embarrassed by anything you've done in the past?
▪️Brian Molko: "Yeah, our very first single, "Bruise Pristine", and it's about to be released on a Fierce Panda compilation," blurts Brian, without hesitation. "We really hate that version, it's so fast and, honestly, I do sound like Mickey Mouse on it. We were going to say no, but it's so ridiculous it has to be documented in some way. I can't really understand where this helium thing came from. My balls have dropped since then."

馃幐Brian Molko, Melody Maker, October 1998

馃帳"Perfect Piece of Trash: What is that picture on the front of the Bruise Pristine original fierce panda release?"
▪️Brian Molko: "It's a Cecil Beaton photograph of children in a bomb shelter during the Blitz."

馃幐Brian Molko, Raft Chat Transcript With Placebo, 2001

馃寑"Bruise Pristine" is a song by our favourite rock band Placebo, released in its original version as a split single with the band Soup by record label Fierce Panda in October 1995.
It was re-recorded for the band's 1996 self-titled debut album, and this version was released in May 1997 as the fifth and final single from the album.

馃幐The song is a heavy riff-based track and is notable for its "behind the bridge" guitar solo. It's played in F-A-D-G-C-C tuning. It opens with a natural harmonics riff on the 12th fret. It proceeds with an overdriven riff that's played during the verses. During the chorus there's a chromatic power chord progression from F to G.

馃寑There are three official versions of the song that have been released: the 1995 single version, the album track and the radio edit. The radio edit is intended to be more radio friendly; after the intro it cuts directly to the vocal verse and the solo is cut short.

馃攰Placebo - Bruise Pristine

馃攰Placebo - Bruise Pristine (Demo-95)

馃攰Placebo - Bruise Pristine - Unsigned In the City - Part One 23.10.1995

馃攰Placebo - Bruise Pristine
Placebo - Nancy Boy [1995-10-23 - Unsigned In the City - Part Two]

馃攰Placebo - Bruise Pristine - Unsigned In the City - Part Three 23.10.1995

馃攰Placebo - Bruise Pristine (One Inch Punch Remix)

馃攰Placebo - Bruise Pristine (Lionrock Remix)

馃攰Placebo - Bruise Pristine - Live at The Virgin Megastore Paris 18.04.97

馃攰Placebo - Bruise Pristine - Live atTop Of The Pops - London, U.K. 23.05.97

Photo credits: Discogs, Youtube, Placebo World, eil.com 馃憠shop: http://bit.ly/2GTG8Ki