New Release From Ex-Placebo Drummer

Ex-Placebo Drummer On New Album By Love Amongst Ruin

By Andy Doerschuk
Published July 2, 2010

It was a bit of a shocker when Steve Hewitt announced in 2007 that he would abandon the drum chair with alt-rockers Placebo after a noteworthy 11-year run. Yep, it was due to irreconcilable differences, and so on — impossible to read between the lines. Now, after a bit of a lull, Hewitt is poised to return to the music world with his new outfit, Love Amongst Ruin, whose eponymous debut album is due to drop in September. As is the wont with bands these days, Love Amongst Ruin are giving away a track from the release, which you can savor by going here. (6:11 p.m. update: The link mysteriously disappeared only hours after it had been posted. Coincidence or conspiracy?)

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