The surprisingly still-going original “emo” rock group Placebo is celebrating Christmas on the internet, with a depressingly workmanlike series of product announcements. Did they ever do any songs in which they moaned about capitalism or the over-commercialisation of the modern world?

Or have we got them confused with the Manic Street Preachers?


How nice to know the band is thinking of us – and our £49.99 gift-buying budget – this yule.