A PLACEBO fan from South Africa has made the promotional video for the band's latest single 'English Summer Rain'.
Gregoire Pinard – part-time director and full-time Placebo fan -dedicated 6 months of his spare time towards creating the intricate animation. Seeing the band's set at Reading Festival in August 2003 inspired Gregoire to make the video – which includes modelling clay puppets of the band performing. Everything in the video was made by hand “from the 127 books on the bookshelf, to the working bass drum pedal” on Steve's model drumkit!
The band were so happy with the final result that they wanted to use the video to promote their reworked version of 'English Summer Rain' which is released through Hut Recordings on February 23rd. It is the fourth single to be lifted from their acclaimed fourth album, 'Sleeping With Ghosts', which has now sold over 1.1 million copies worldwide.
The single precedes the release of a full length DVD recorded at a sold out Bercy in Paris in front of 18,000 people. Entitled 'Placebo – Soulmates Never Die – Live In Paris', the DVD will be released March 15th. It includes additional documentary footage of the band on the road throughout 2003 as they undertook their mammoth world tour.