Tuesday, 6 June 2017

PLACEBO – SINGLE REVIEW

Placebo – Life’s What You Make It
Placebo - Life's What You Make It

Release Date: Out Now

Ah Placebo, angsty and whiny but with massive tunes and a penchant for picking out quirky covers. This latest release, a cover of Talk Talk’s epic 1986 hit ‘Life’s What You Make It’ is just wonderful on its own – full of squelchy bass, tight as fuck drums and Brian Molko’s marvellously androgynous vocal. There’s no denying that the treatment of this tune is on point and should garner the band some airplay ahead of their autumn UK tour. However, the real triumph here is the video which is incredibly well shot and shows the bleak and desperate working conditions of Agbogbloshie in Ghana but also the power of their human spirit to find the energy and will to seek out some nuggets of joy in a life that has, frankly, let them down. Then again, life IS what YOU make it I suppose. Kudos to Placebo and to director Sasha Rainbow for the excellent video/film – well worth watching to the end.



Live Dates:

7th Octobrer – Usher Hall, Edinburgh
8th October – Caird Hall, Dundee
10th October – Dome, Doncaster
11th October – Empress Ballroom, Blackpool
13th October – Rivermead, Reading
14th October – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
16th October – Guildhall, Portsmouth
17th October – Oasis, Swindon
20th October – Pavilions, Plymouth
21st October – Civic Hall, Wolverhampton

23rd October – O2 Brixton Academy, London

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