British band Placebo returns to Hong Kong tomorrow night to rock local fans with their brand of indie-alternative-glam-rock at Hitec Star Hall. Placebo has released six studio albums, two DVDs and two compilations. Their most notable hits include Nancy Boy, Pure Morning, Twenty Years and a cover of Kate Bush song Running Up That Hill. Formed in 1994, the band's current line-up is original members Brian Molko on vocals and guitar, and Stefan Olsdal on bass, and newcomer Steve Forrest on drums. Over the last 13 years, the band has seen several different faces behind the drum kit. They initially started with Steve Hewitt, who joined Molko and Olsdal on occasional demos - obligations to another band prevented him from joining them full-time. In 1996, after temporary drummer Robert Schultzberg left, the band was able to convince Steve Hewitt to join full-time. He was the group's main drummer until his departure in October 2007. Stepping in to fill the void left by Hewitt is 22-year old Californian Steve Forrest. Molko and Olsdal first came across Forrest when he was playing for Evaline, one of the US bands supporting them in 2006. 'We were looking for somebody whose enthusiasm could rub off on us,' says Molko, 'someone who would experience all of these things that we'd already experienced for the first time and for their excitement to raise us up out of our jadedness and make us into kids again.' On June 8, the group, which is known for their melancholic themes and lyrics, released their sixth studio album, Battle For The Sun, a record which departs from the mood of previous releases. According to Molko, the album is 'not hard rock and it's not pop, it's probably hard pop. 'I think we've made a record, which is almost the flipside of Meds', he says, referring to their previous album. 'We've made a record about choosing life, about choosing to live, about stepping out of the darkness and into the light, not necessarily turning your back on the darkness because it's there, it's essential, it's a part of who you are' he says. 'It's more about the choice of standing in the sunlight instead.' 'I'm very optimistic about the future,' Molko concludes. 'I'm in a positive frame of mind and a good head space. It's very exciting. There's a lot of life in the old dog just yet.' Placebo is in Hong Kong for one night only. Tickets are still available from HK Ticketing, and cost HK$480 (marked seating) and HK$680 (free standing).