The Killers covered by
Pop band take on the
The Killers have been
covered by pop group McFly.
The teen band have taken on the Las
Vegas group's track 'Mr
Brightside' on the B-side to their upcoming single
'I Wanna Hold You'.
Speaking about their decision to record The Killers tune, McFly told
NME.COM: "It's a bloody good
song and we all liked jamming it in rehearsal for the tour so we
decided to record it."
They added: "We all like The Killers and we love playing
'Mr Brightside' so it was an
easy decision to use it as a B-side."
One music industry source who's had sneak preview of the cover told
NME.COM: "It's a fairly
faithful cover, but McFly's version strips out the synths, adds some
rather weedy vocal harmonies and is more pop punk-lite than The
Killers' stomping 80s-tinged arrangement."
They added: "Killers fans
will probably cringe, and it won't fill indie disco dancefloors as
efficiently as the original."
'I Wanna Hold You' hits the
shops on October 17.