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Shock to distribute Placebo down under

By | Published on Monday 2 March 2009

Melbourne-based independent Shock will release the sixth studio album from Placebo in Australia and New Zealand later this year.

The news follows the announcment back in January that [PIAS] will release the new long player in Europe, Placebo’s first album since they parted company with EMI.

Both Shock and [PIAS] will work closely with the band and their management Riverman on the new album, which will essentially be released by the band themselves but with the sales and marketing support of Shock and [PIAS] in Australasia and Europe respectively.

Confirming the deal, Shock General Manager Tim Janes told reporters: “We are absolutely delighted to have done a deal with the good folk at Riverman for the next album. Everyone here at Shock is super excited at the prospect of working on what will no doubt be one of Shock’s biggest albums in recent years”.