Saman Kesh and Bret Easton Ellis collaborate again

Watch the video here


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



March 17, 2014 3:36pm ET by Virgin EMI   Comments (0)

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