Posts Tagged ‘Vinyl’

HBO’s series Vinyl has inspired a lot of great covers, including Aimee Mann’s take on Carpenters’ “Yesterday Once More”, Julian Casablancas’ re-imagining of The VelvetUnderground , and everyone from Iggy Pop to Alison Mosshart covering classic rock and punk tracks . But the show has also led to some brand new recordings, like the track from Royal Blood , “Where Are You Now?”

The UK rockers were apparently inspired to write the song after seeing the first trailer for Vinyl. “Hearing Richie Finestra talk about the first time you heard a song that made your hairs on the back of your neck stand up or made you wanna dance or kick someone’s arse,” bassist/singer Mike Kerr. “I just wanted to write a song that gave me that sort of buzz.”

Well, mission accomplished. “Where Are You Now?” is a dirty, slinking number with lines reminiscent of Queens of the Stone Age at their most pronounced. There’s a sensuality in all that noise, especially with Kerr singing lyrics like, “I’ve tasted every person and they don’t taste like you,” which we’re very down with.”

New music from the HBO series VINYL released each week



Placebo are a band like no other – enjoying a greatness that lies only in the ilk of the likes of Depeche Mode, Joy Division, Nirvana and co – they have their own unique sonic, aesthetic and lyrical language. The legions of misfits, others, the disenchanted and the lost know that this is their band – and no one else can do this. This is why they’re still going strong 20 years laterCheck out the band’s raw performance of the classic ‘Teenage Angst’ on Later With Jools Holland in 1997

To mark this landmark anniversary, the band will be re-releasing their first five albums on vinyl, releasing their greatest b-sides and rarities on streaming services, as well as revealing rare archive footage, including never-before-seen live performances and interviews, starting with their first album campaign era from this week.

Check out the band’s raw performance of the classic ‘Teenage Angst’ on Later With Jools Holland in 1997

Placebo Teenage Angst on Jools Holland 1997 to celebrate anniversary