Published Jan 26, 2009Gender-bending alt-rockers Placebo have announced they have finished their follow-up to 2006's Meds. Recorded with producer David Bottrill (Tool, Muse, King Crimson) and remastered in Toronto, the yet-to-be-titled sixth album by the sexy trio will receive an expected June release through Placebo's new home, the [PIAS] Entertainment Group.
Having parted ways with EMI after 12 years, the Londoners announced their excitement for their new digs website through the band's official website. "We are delighted to be signing with [PIAS], one of the world's most respected and successful independent music companies. We were very lucky to have so many great labels interested in signing us, it means a lot, especially after 12 years of releasing records!! But we now feel we have the right partner for Europe in these ever-changing times to continue this crazy adventure and to scale even dizzier heights with our new record."
The album will be Placebo's first since long-time drummer Steve Hewitt was replaced by Steve Forrest last year. Regarding Hewitt's departure, Molko issued the following statement: "Being in a band is very much like being in a marriage, and in couples - in this case a triple - people can grow apart over the years. To say that you don't love your partner anymore is inaccurate, considering all that you've been through and achieved together. There simply comes a point when you realize that you want different things from your relationship and that you can no longer live under the same roof, so to speak."