The Killers - Day & Age (3 stars)

This article is from 2008.

The Killers - Day & Age

(Island)

POP IN INDIE CLOTHING

As much as they try to conceal it with dodgy facial fuzz and crunchy guitar riffs, The Killers are just a big brash pop band at heart. The clues are in Brandon Flowers’ penchant for outlandish outfits and, of course, his way with a catchy chorus. On Day & Age, the Las Vegas quartet ditch Springsteen and finally fully embrace their Pet Shop Boys side, doling out a crisp and camp mix of dancefloor-worthy beats, melancholy melodies, tooting horns, chiming bells, grand pianos and jaunty disco basslines – and they sound all the more comfortable for it. Admittedly none of these twelve tracks even touches pop music’s grand masters Xenomania, but oh boy, they’re getting closer …

The Killers

Las Vegas rockers famed for their glamorous take on indie rock'n'roll. The Killers are Brandon Flowers (vocals/keyboards), Dave Keuning (guitars), Mark Stoermer (bass) and Ronnie Vannucci (drums).

Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre (AECC)

Tue 21 Nov

£60.50 / 0844 477 9000

First Direct Arena, Leeds

Sun 19 Nov

Sold out / 0844 248 1585

Genting Arena, Birmingham

Mon 6 Nov

Sold out / 0844 338 8000

Tue 7 Nov

Sold out / 0844 338 8000

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