Placebo have announced today that fans can download the title track from their forthcoming album ‘Battle For The Sun’ for FREE exclusively at www.placeboworld.co.uk.
The title track is lifted from ‘Battle For The Sun’, their first new album since the release of ‘Meds’ in 2006 and was given its worldwide premiere on Zane Lowe’s show on Radio 1 last night (March 17).
Fan reaction to the play was so overwhelming that the track was played in its entirety for a second time to close last night’s show.
Lowe said: “It’s been a long time since we got a reaction like this for our H.R. (hot record), Placebo fans have always been passionate and loyal and I reckon we had a planet full of them tuned into Radio 1 tonight for the first play of ‘Battle for the Sun’.
In an echo of Radiohead’s online boxed set offer, fans who visit the Placebo website may also order the limited edition Box Set of the album which contains two hardback bound books with the full album, exclusive bonus tracks, live concert and documentary footage from the band’s trip to Cambodia in 2008.
The exclusive package also features a film featuring never-before-seen studio footage of the band, a photo book and vinyl accompanied by handwritten lyrics.
Recorded over three months by producer Dave Bottrill in his Toronto studio (chosen by the band largely because of his work with Tool) and mixed in London by My Bloody Valentine, Smashing Pumpkins and Nine Inch Nails supremo Alan Moulder, Placebo’s sixth album reportedly at marks a whole new era for the band who have sold ten million album sales worldwide.
‘Battle For The Sun’ is released on June 8.