The band have already written a host of songs as they prepare to start recording their fourth LP...

PLACEBO have started work on their new album, produced by JIM ABBISS.

The group have been writing songs while on the road in support of their third record ‘Black Market Music’. Now, Placebo have announced that they will resume work on the record in July with Abbiss, who has previously worked with the likes of Bjork, [/a] and [a].

Songs already written include ‘Protect Me’, ‘Special Needs’, ‘Multiply’, ‘Fade Out’, ‘Cavity Search’ and ‘English Summer Rain’, according to the band’s official website, www.thebsh.com. The group hope to complete work on the record by the end of the year, with a release due in 2003.