English alt-rockers Placebo have taken to Instagram to announced that their new album is finished and “being primed for release”. 

In a detailed post, Brian Molko and Stefan Osldal revealed they’d finished “Album 8” and were in the process of arranging upcoming tour dates.

On top of announcing the impending album, the pair also used the post to ask fans what merch they’d be interested in purchasing.

“NFT’s, posters & art prints, masks, cassette tapes, retro tees, a brand new fan club, even a fanzine, maybe dolls…. what placebostuff would you really like to get your hands on?” they wrote.

“’New music & concerts!!’ is the rallying cry & we hear you. Please do not despair & trust that Album 8 is finished & being primed for release. We are also presently busy booking live dates,” they continued.

“In the meantime, what else can we do for you? Can you help us by letting us know what you’re after? We’d love to hear from you. And since we’ll all be seeing a lot more of each other soon, we’d really like to know.”

“It’s better to talk about it first before we get too serious & intimate, don’t you think?” they concluded.

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The band have yet to announce any further details about the album, including its name, tracklist or release date.

However, we do know that it will serve as the band’s first studio album in nearly nine years, following 2013’s Loud Like Love.

Last October, they celebrated 20 years since the release of their 2000 album Black Market Music by sharing a number of behind-the-scenes videos.

For more on this topic, head over to the Classic Rock Observer.

Check out the full post about the new Placebo album: