Formed 1994.

UK alternative rock band

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Placebo's Brian Molko - Interview

Brian Molko speaks to Mark on the phone from Singapore ahead of their new single release.

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Placebo are an English rock band, formed in London in 1994 by singer-guitarist Brian Molko and guitarist-bassist Stefan Olsdal. The band were soon joined by drummer Robert Schultzberg, who was replaced in 1996 by Steve Hewitt. Hewitt left the band in 2007 and was replaced by Steve Forrest in 2008.

Placebo utilise androgynous images and musical content. To date, they have released seven studio albums, all of which have reached the topĀ 20 in the United Kingdom, and have sold around 11 million records worldwide. They released their new album Loud Like Love on 16 September 2013.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Covers

    Covers 2010

    Reviewed by Al Fox
    Commendably sells their incomparable brand of dark, licentious rock beautifully.
  2. Review of Battle For The Sun

    Battle For The Sun 2009

    Reviewed by Julian Marszalek
    Placebo sound refreshed, reinvigorated and ready to take on all comers.
  3. Review of Meds

    Meds 2006

    Reviewed by Talia Kraines
    Placebo have once again proved themselves as a unique band who won't be going away any...
  4. Review of Once More With Feeling (The Singles)

    Once More With Feeling (The Singles) 2004

    Reviewed by Jaime Gill
    This is a singles collection which reveals to the listener the most seductively...
  5. Review of Sleeping With Ghosts

    Sleeping With Ghosts 2003

    Reviewed by Dan Tallis
    If their previous album, 2000s Black Market Music, was disappointing, then this album...
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