Rewind: Placebo - Pure Morning

Another track from 20 years ago? Certainly. And this one is a bona fide alternative classic, released back in August 1998 and reaching number 4 in the UK singles chart. Featuring some of the most brilliantly vicious guitar sounds, as well as some excellent production on those drums. The song began life as a riff played during studio sessions in which the band were recording B sides for their second album 'Without You I'm Nothing', and when eventually completed, was a very late addition to the record. Frontman Brian Molko said the it was overall "a song about friendship", starting from the situation of "coming down when the rest of the world is waking up", such as when clubgoers get home as the sun rises and everyone else is going to work. The feeling of dislocation, "that point you feel like your life is the least sorted ever", would be solved by someone to "slip their arm around you and make slumber easier."

Despite touring over recent years, Placebo haven't made an album since 2013's 'Loud Like Love'.