Placebo release “Loud Like Love” video

Rogue Mag Music - Placebo release

Placebo’s first single, ‘Too Many Friends’, taken from their seventh studio album ‘Loud Like Love’, has just been nominated for ‘Best Music Video’ category at SXSW Film Festival. It was directed by Saman Kesh, who has just completed the new full length promo video for the current single ‘Loud Like Love’.

It is a continuation in the series of videos created by Saman for the bands new album, studying the micro details over the times as technology effects our social interactions. This time exploring a scenario in the swinging year of 1968. Once again it features narration by outspoken and controversial American novelist and screenwriter Bret Easton Ellis. It was shot on location in Los Angeles and London, with the later shoot featuring the band performing in an ‘of the era’ 60’s TV show.

Saman comments:
‘‘Too Many Friends was about the isolationist future we could possibly live in. In Loud Like Love, we show a time that was almost the exact opposite. In the late 60’s, it was a time of sexual revolution and almost “too much” interaction.

To keep the idea fresh from TMF, we wanted to focus deeper into our main characters & their relations to one another. On top of that, we wanted the video to be more invitational, poppy and overall “fun”, which would make sense with the time period.

Bret (Easton Ellis) is a champ. He has become the voice of these videos…The process was essentially like working with an actor, and Bret embodied the “unreliable narrator”
with flying ‘psychedelic’ colors!’’

Placebo tour Mexico and South American in late March and April, then head to Russia in June 2014, to play an extensive Arena Tour in the country.

Live dates:

28th March – Monterrey, Auditorio Banamex
30th March – Mexico City, Vive Latino Festival
1st April – Guadalajara, Teatro Diana
3rd April – Mexico City, El Plaza Condessa
8th April – Lima, Color Night Lights Festival
10th April – Santiago, Movistar Arena
12th April – Buenos Aires, Estadio Cubierto Malvinas
14th April – Sao Paulo, Citibank Hall
6th June – Krasnoyarsk, Russia
8th June – Novosibirsk, Russia
9th June – Omsk, Russia
11th June – Ekateringburg, Russia
13th June – UFA, Russia
15th June – Nizhny Novogorod, Russia
17th June – Krasnodar, Russia
18th June – Voronezh, Russia
3rd July – Werchter, Rock Werchter Festival
5th July – Moscow, Subbotnik Festival @ Gorky Park
7th July – Saint Petersburg, Ice Palace
12th July – Aix-Les-Bains, Musilac Festival
14th July – Saint Malois Du Bois, France
17th July – Six Fours (nr Toulon), France
18th July – Biarritz, France
20th July – Bern, Switzerland
22nd July – Milan, Italy
24th July – Rome, Italy
26th July – Lumnezia, Switzerland
27th July – Nyon, Switzerland
30th July – Madrid, Spain
1st August – Girona, Spain
2nd August – Castellon, Spain
8th August – Athens, Spain
10th August – Buftea, Romania
13th August – Budapest, Hungary
5th August – Leipzig, Germany
16th August – Vienna, Austria
17th August – Hockenheim, Germany
20th August – Moenchengladbach, Germany
21st August – Charleville Mezieres, France


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