If you like Placebo ...
... then you'll probably like The Hourly Radio. They singer's delivery is similar even if the band itself is a mite poppier.
They're on tour with Shiny Toy Guns and Rapture right now, but won't be when they hit Chicago and play The Note on June 11.
Anyway, I got their disc in the mail and was surprised by how much I liked them!
MP3: The Hourly Radio "Please Forget"
MP3: The Hourly Radio "Not A Victim"