Brandon Flowers Talks About The Killers’ Future

If you were hoping for some new music from The Killers soon, then it appears you might be waiting a little bit longer. On Monday (Nov. 16), frontman Brandon Flowers performed a one-off show at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire in support of his recently released album, The Desired Effect. While there, NME was able to sit down with the singer and ask him a couple of questions including whether a new album from The Killers will be on the horizon.

“We’re writing – we’re in the early stages,” begins Flowers. “When you get older you get more accustomed to doing it and it gets harder in a way. It’s easier to write a song and finish a song now, than when we used to really slave over it and the songs would be too long or we don’t know exactly what we’re doing.”

Previously, Flowers had spoken out about how he wasn’t completely happy with the final product that became the band’s last studio album, 2012’s Battle Born. “Everybody wasn’t on board last time. I’m not going to say any names, but we just weren’t 100% for whatever reason. People go through life and all have different experiences and I think if we can just get on the same page and really apply what we’ve learnt from over a 1,000 shows now and playing clubs and stadiums and all of that and really apply what we’ve learnt over the years that’s what I’m excited about.”

But even though the band is currently in the process of writing the material, it doesn’t mean that they have a set timeline for the new album. “In a perfect world I think the end of 2016 maybe, there’ll be something,” said Flowers.

To read the full interview, head on over to NME.

NME Awards 2013 Winners

NME Awards 2013

Every year NME, the British based magazine, holds a fan voted award ceremony giving artists shots at winning an award from one of the 22 categories that they have.  Taking place Wednesday at the Troxy in London, the awards had artists from different genres take several of the awards home with them. Comedian Russell Kane hosted alongside the likes of MIA, The Rolling Stones, Tame Impala and Haim.

Winners of the evening included Muse for having the best fans around (I can attest to that), The Killers for being the best international band to rock in the UK as well as hottest man who just so happens to be engaged to Kate Hudson (yes you, Matt Bellamy). The biggest blow of the evening was not for the people who enjoy bands such as The Rolling Stones, but those One Direction fans who had to find out that everyone else thinks they are the worst band of the year.

But in a twist that even the biggest anti-One Directioner should give kudos on, Harry Styles thanked the magazine for naming him ‘Villain of the Year.’ While Styles and his group aren’t exactly the best musicians in the world, naming him biggest villain is a bit harsh especially if it was solely based on his three minute relationship with Taylor Swift. But then again, no one will ever know what the real reason was for naming the boy bander ‘Villain of the Year.’ Maybe next year his ex will win this awards for breaking hearts and writing mediocre songs about it.

Check out the full list of winners here:

Best British Band (supported by Sonos)

Winner: Biffy Clyro

Best International Band (supported by Rekorderlig)

Winner: The Killers

Best Solo Artist
Winner: Florence + The Machine

Best New Band (supported by Spotify)
Winner: Palma Violets

Best Live Band (supported by Carling)
Winner: Rolling Stones

Best Album (supported by Hoxton Gin)

Winner: The Maccabees – ‘Given To The Wild’

Best Track (supported by Blackstar Amps)
Winner: Foals – ‘Inhaler’

Dancefloor Anthem
Winner: Calvin Harris feat. Florence – ‘Sweet Nothing’

Best Video (supported by
Winner: Arctic Monkeys – ‘R U Mine?’

Best TV Show
Winner: Fresh Meat

Best Festival (Supported by Farah Vintage)
Winner: Reading & Leeds

Best Music Film
Winner: Crossfire Hurricane

Best Reissue
Winner: Blur – ’21’

Best Twitter 
Winner: Alana Haim, Haim (@babyhaim)

Best Book 
Winner: Mike Skinner, The Story Of The Streets 

Music Moment Of The Year 
Winner: Olympics opening ceremony

Hero Of The Year 
Winner: Barack Obama

Villain Of The Year
Winner: Harry Styles

Best Small Festival 
Winner: Festival No 6

Worst Band
Winner: One Direction

Best Fan Community 
Winner: Muse

Best Film 
Winner: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Hottest Man
Matt Bellamy

Hottest Woman
Amy Lee