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The Killers too old for synth-pop record

The Killers too old for synth-pop record credit:Bang Showbiz
The Killers too old for synth-pop record credit:Bang Showbiz

The Killers ditched their planned synth-inspired album because they are "getting older".

Frontman Brandon Flowers. 42, admitted the band had been working on the "synth-pop record" but decided to move ahead with a "rock ’n’ roll album" instead as they were not enjoying it.

According to The Sun newspaper's Bizarre column, he said: "I did not want to commit to a whole synth-pop record. It is complex.

"There is a place in our hearts for this music but we are getting older.

"We thought you could make an album faster on the road, as you are working more with computers, but we did not get the gratification from it.

"We are now making a rock ’n’ roll album.

"We have only been around 20 years and from when we started, rock radio is a different animal as there were fewer and fewer stations."

Meanwhile, after their summer European tour, the band will kick off their 'Hot Fuss' residency at Las Vegas’ Colosseum in August.

The residency will celebrate their debut studio album, which was released in 2004 and Brandon has promised fans that they can expect to hear all of the classic tunes from the record.

Speaking on the 'Smartless' podcast, he said: "It is 20 years of our first record and we are going to play it front to back, and then we will do eight or nine singles."