Placebo are a band like no other - enjoying a greatness that lies only in the ilk of the likes of Depeche Mode, Joy Division, Nirvana and co - they have their own unique sonic, aesthetic and lyrical language. The legions of misfits, others, the disenchanted and the lost know that this is their band - and no one else can do this. This is why they're still going strong 20 years later.
To mark this landmark anniversary, the band will be re-releasing their first five albums on vinyl, releasing their greatest b-sides and rarities on streaming services, as well as revealing rare archive footage, including never-before-seen live performances and interviews, starting with their first album campaign era from this week.
Check out the band's raw performance of the classic 'Teenage Angst' on Later With Jools Holland in 1997 on Gigwise first below.
The band will be re-releasing their self-titled debut on limited edition vinyl on Friday (31 July). Pre-order it here.
Released back in June 1996, Placebo contains the classics 'Nancy Boy', 'Come Home' and '36 Degrees', as well as fan favourites 'Bionic', 'Teenage Angst' and 'I Know'. Combined with the other albums due for re-release, it makes for a beautiful package:
Release dates are as follows:
Placebo - 31 July 2015
Without You I’m Nothing - September 2015
Black Market Music - November 2015
Sleeping With Ghosts - February 2016
MEDS - April 2016