Alternative rock trio Placebo have signed with Universal Music, they plan to release an EP of brand new tracks in October and follow it up with a new studio album in 2013. The deal also includes the entire physical Placebo back catalogue, which they now own following the end of their EMI contract in 2007.
The new EP has been titled ‘B3’ and it contains 5 new tracks, following up 2009’s ‘Battle for the Sun’. Most of the 2 years following that release were spent on a global arena tour that covered 54 countries. Currently Placebo is on the festival circuit, until late September they will play in 19 cities in 13 countries.
The band’s self-titled debut in 1996 gained gold certification in the UK and platinum in France, to date they have recorded six studio albums and sold 12 million records worldwide.
The band’s combination of outstanding live performances and a unique blend of music have seen their success grow across the world since that time.
Their dark and melodic trademark sound featuring singer Brian Molko’s instantly recognisable vocals has become one of the strongest brands in rock over the past decade.
2009 saw Placebo receive the MTV Europe Music Award for ‘Best Alternative’ act. ‘Battle for the Sun’ was released through a network of independent partners across the globe and it went to No.1 in 10 countries, and hit top 5 in 20 countries, not to mention it’s fortnight at No.1 on the Billboard European Album Charts.
Tracklist for upcoming EP ‘B3’:
I Know You Want To Stop
Time Is Money
Pre-order Placebo’s new EP ‘B3’ HERE