Released today on Silva Screen’s sister label So Recordings – Placebo ‘Never Let Me Go’
Placebo today release their highly-anticipated, and universally-acclaimed, new album, Never Let Me Go. The near decade-long wait for a new full-length from the band is over.
Excitement for the new album reached a fever pitch in recent months as the band teased its early singles, ‘Beautiful James’, ‘Surrounded By Spies’, ‘Try Better Next Time’ and ‘Happy Birthday In The Sky’. Each single offered its own unique glimpse into what has been weighing on the minds of the band in the years since their last release. Considering themes of personal accountability, tech-saturation, mortality, and humanity’s true place in the world, Brian Molko and Stefan Olsdal conjure a world that stares harsh realities in the face.
“Never Let Me Go rocks and rages yet is melodic and thoughtful” – The Arts Desk
“Never Let Me Go is a reminder of how thrilling, and genuinely intoxicating Placebo can be” – Clash
“Hugz is menacing and Twin Demons is pummelling” – Classic Pop
“Sounding as timely and relevant to future rock trends as at any point since Nancy Boy” – Classic Rock ****
“Placebo are as vital as they’ve ever been” – DIY ****
“A stirring statement of intent” – Hot Press
“When the world feels increasingly unpredictable, it’s kind of comforting to know that Placebo are still here, singing about the end of it.” – The Independent ****
“An enduring talent, and crown princes of the People’s Republic of Rock’n’Roll.” – Kerrang! ****
“The first Placebo album in almost a decade is one that perfectly captures the pain of our dying world.” Louder Than War (Album Of The Week) ****
“Never Let Me Go is a true renaissance record” – NME ****
“Never Let Me Go feels like Placebo’s strongest album in years” – Rolling Stone
“Outstanding” – Upset ****
“Never Let Me Go is a synthesiser-led soundtrack to the end of the world” – VICE