An interesting snippet likely to be crushed in the wave of weportage anticipated in advance of todays release of the UK government’s ‘Digital Britain’ report – though a snippet which underlines the value of the internet in switched-on music marketing:
Placebo have achieved top ten entry in the UK and number ones across Europe through the exercise of social and internet-based media to introduce their self-released new album, ‘Battle For The Sun’.
Placebo are doing it again, announcing a worldwide exclusive playback session of the band’s new album, ‘Battle for the Sun’.
The album – described as “Placebo at their breathtaking, irresistible best.” by Mojo in a recent review – will be available for online playback to fans registered with the band’s own website from 9am GMT tomorrow, Friday May 29.
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.
Placebo will perform a historic live gig at Angkor Wat in Cambodia in conjunction with MTV to raise awareness of and increase prevention of human trafficking.
Placebo will perform with Duncan Sheik and Kate Miller-Heidke during the event, which takes place at the beautiful 12th century temple. The concert will be held at Angkor Wat in Cambodia on 7 December.