Placebo unveil new music video for single ‘Life’s What You Make It’ + tour dates

The nineties and noughties alt-rock Queens, Placebo, have today debuted their music video for their new single: ‘Life’s what you make it’. The single itself is a 21st Century rendition of the eighties synth rock classic by Talk Talk, originally released in 1986.

Discussing the release and the reasons to cover Talk Talks original classic, the Placebo’s frontman, Brian Molko, stated:

  “We covered Talk Talk’s ‘Life’s What You Make It’ because it is a song from the 80s that we still liked, and wondered if we could replicate Gwen Stefani’s global smash hit with her band’s cover of ‘It’s My Life’. That remains to be seen…”

The video was directed by Sasha Rainbow and carries with it a strong environmental message, which more than likely explaining why the band chose to release it upon World Environmental day. Filmed in Agbogbloshie, the centre of Accra in Ghana, the area has become a home to what is described as first world waste (otherwise known as e-waste) in a third world zone

Sasha Rainbow also described the initial inspiration and plot behind the video:

  “The two boys in the film live in this extraordinary place, which for me, highlights a human’s ability to adapt with incredible strength, resilience, and humanity. I hoped to capture the environment in a dreamily meditative way that would at once juxtapose and yet synergise with the theme of the song, and glimpse at part of the repercussions of our current technological revolution. On the one hand, technology is enabling us to create things beyond our wildest imagination, and yet little discussion has been had about what to do with all our discarded e-waste.”

Aside from the releasing of a new single, the band have also announced plans for a UK tour throughout October this year. Tickets will be available in a special 48-hour presale on the 7th June at 9am, via

Tour Details are listed below:

Sat 7 | Edinburgh Usher Hall
Sun 8 | Dundee Caird Hall
Tue 10 | Doncaster Dome
Wed 11 | Blackpool Empress Ballroom
Fri 13 | Reading Rivermead
Sat 14 | Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
Mon 16 | Portsmouth Guildhall
Tue 17 | Swindon Oasis
Fri 20 | Plymouth Pavilions
Sat 21 | Wolverhampton Civic Hall
Mon 23 | London O2 Brixton Academy