It's murder for Killers

May 14,2005

From the Daily Star

Killers frontman Brandon Flowers is a worried man. I caught up with him at the launch of Xbox 360 at Hollywood's Avalon & Spider club and he told me their second album is turning into a nightmare.

He explained: "We can't get the producer we want." The multi-million selling four piece wanted Bowie producer Brian Eno. But unlike the British population who've taken the Las Vegas lads firmly under their wings, the legendary music maker is far from impressed. "He told us to f*** off. We were gutted," explained Brandon.

And it's not just the producer that's giving the Hot Fuss hitmakers a headache. The incessant touring in their native States is taking its toll. "I'm writing on the road," said Brandon, "but finding five minutes to do anything in the studio is really hard."

Despite these obstacles, The Killers can still deliver live. Alongside Scarlett Johansson, Joseph Fiennes, Vinnie Jones and Tim Burgess, I witnessed a blistering set that preceded the unveiling of Microsoft's awesomely powerful console. Proof positive that whoever produces their next album, it's bound to be a blinder.