The Killers Say New Album Is Coming 'Soon' & Promise New Songs For Live Summer Shows
Mon, 03 Apr 2017 10:14:48
It's been a while since fance have heard anything from The Killers, but now — having confirmed dates at summer festivals — they have revealed that they're 'nearly there' in completing their long-awaited new album. Along with the announcement of the impending album, Brandon Flowers and his band have promised that they'll be performing new material when they play Hyde Park in London this summer.
Since September 2016 the band have been working on their new album. They've been recording in Las Vegas, L.A. and Joshua Tree with U2 producer Jacknife Lee.
Speaking ahead of their performance at the Pa'l Norte festival in Monterrey, Mexico, frontman Brandon Flowers and drummer Ronnie Vannucci said that the follow-up to Battle Born, their last album, released in 2012 was "coming along".
Vannucci expanded on his promise: "It's sounding good… We have a problem with taking two steps forward and one step back, so that makes it take longer. We keep asking ourselves: 'What does a four- piece band do? How do you keep it fresh?' It's a constant exercise in experimentation." Flowers added, "'How should a band sound in 2017?'" before Vannucci further explained: "We're trying to arrive at something we're all just a little bit uncomfortable with. When everyone is slightly uncomfortable, then we know we're there. We're just pushing it in different directions, then bringing it back and trying another direction."
Flowers confirmed that they'd be performing new material at their upcoming British Summer Time show at London's Hyde Park — where they are slated as headliners of the event. Vannucci said: "By then we'll have some new s*** for y'all."
Ahead of this discussion with the NME the band had recently teased a new song, and a trailer for the new album, saying that the new songs were 'the heaviest thing they've ever done'.
While The Killers headline Barclaycard British Summer Time on Saturday July 8th, they'll be joined by other cult-favorites Elbow, Tears For Fears and White Lies. Seems like the summer is already promising to be filled with sunshine.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff