Lisa Veldkamp


Many people will have heard of this band, many are fans and then there are many who might think, who?

Placebo have been very important to Lisa. Without their music, The Elemental would not have been written. Though she liked their music for many years, it wasn’t untill the Battle for the Sun tour, when she saw them performing at the Pinkpop festival, the seeds for The Elemental were planted.

They were playing ‘Come Undone’ and the Sun was just setting. Brian said the song came to him in a dream and while they were playing, images flashed before my eyes. For a couple of minutes, I was in another world. It wasn’t untill much later though, I dreamed the outlines of The Elemental. Then I remembered that moment at Pinkpop and I listened to nothing else but ‘Battle for the Sun’ for days and days. So one could say they really are the soundtrack to my book.

To date, Placebo have released seven studio albums, all of which have reached the top 20 in the United Kingdom and they have sold around 11 million records worldwide. They released their new album Loud Like Love on 16 September 2013.

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