Placebo – "We appeal to the square pegs in the round holes"
A new EP and a retrospective album sees Placebo, the “goth Pet Shop Boys”, continuing to rejoice in being different
Having exploded intothe mid-90s as an ambitious, androgynous antidote to the laddish Britpop, Placebo honed their glam-infused craft while supporting Bowie on his Outside, Earthling and Reality arena tours. Two decades and seven hit albums on from Nancy Boy, and they’re set to release their Life’s What You Make It EP, and tour behind double-disc career retrospective A Place For Us To Dream. Guitarist, vocalist and frontman Brian Molko talks us through the album and tour, as well as revealing why he will never grow a beard.