French newspaper Le Parisien ran this article on April 7th 2009. The focus of the article is on Molko’s french experiences, but it does delve into the subject of the band’s mortality and the somewhat sensitive issue of the departed Steve Hewitt.
Attached was this striking new promo image, click to view larger. Thanks to he_wears_heals, read the full translated article behind the jump:
Placebo Saved Themself
Worn down by fatigue, the English band remained silent for three years. Leader Brian Molko explains it for the first time, before a new album coming out.
Here comes Placebo again. The favorite British band of romantic teens, the one which found its biggest crowds in France where they sell thousands of albums and sell out Bercy’s and Zénith’s. Since “Meds”, in 2006, the trio had not given any news. The next step comes with “Battle for the Sun”, a sixth album, in stores June 8.
A new album and a brand new Placebo, without forgetting their basics: melancholy, darkness, androgynous. An image incarnated by the leader, Brian Molko, 36 years old, bilingual icon. Yesterday afternoon, just arriving in Paris, he gave us his very first interview. In French.