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Brandon Flowers has claimed that The Killers are 'the best band in a long time', in a new interview where he also talks about where the group are at and odd habits.
Flowers, who this week releases second solo album The Desired Effect, made the statement in a new interview with The Independent where he spoke about his consistent work ethic which the rest of the band lack, at one point he even says "I'd prefer to be talking to you about a Killers' record."
He went on to discuss the group's achievements over their 12 year career: "Whether the people want to accept it or not, we might be the best band in the last long time...I'd go up any night against just about any band that's come out in the last 15 years. Not that it's a competition, but I do feel sometimes people don't have a grasp on what we've accomplished and what we've acquired. Everyone should come see The Killers! We're more than just a New Wave revival thing."
He also went on to talk about odd habits he has developed, namely collecting his facial hair in a bag since he shaved off his trademark moustache in 2008: "I have a Ziploc bag full of hair. I'll grow five or six days growth, make sure that the sink is dry, use an electric razor, catch it in the sink, and then I'm able to just scoop it into the bag!"
Listen to Brandon Flowers' 'Lonely Town' below:
Flowers' new solo album The Desired Effect is released today (May 18) which follows 2010's Flamingo and The Killers' Battle Born released in 2012. The new album features guest vocals from The Pet Shop Boys' Neil Tennant, and Danielle from Haim as well as percussion from Killers bandmate Ronnie Vannucci.
Flowers kicks off his massive European tour this week which will see him stopping off for two nights at London's Brixton Academy with support from Joywave. Full dates are below. For tickets and more information, visit here.
Brandon Flowers will play:
May 19, 2015 - Olympia Theatre - Dublin, Ireland
May 21, 2015 - O2 Academy Brixton - London, England, United Kingdom
May 22, 2015 - O2 Academy Brixton - London, England, United Kingdom
May 24, 2015 - Academy- Manchester, England, United Kingdom
May 25, 2015 - Usher Hall - Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
May 26, 2015 - O2 Academy - Leeds, England, United Kingdom
May 28, 2015 - O2 Academy - Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
May 29, 2015 - Le Trianon Hall - Paris, France
May 31, 2015 - Huxley’s - Berlin, Germany
June 1, 2015 - Paradiso - Amsterdam, Netherlands
June 2, 2015 - Ancienne Belgique - Brussels, Belgium
June 3, 2015 - E-Werk - Cologne, Germany
June 5, 2015 - Fabrique - Milan, Italy
June 7, 2015 - Debaser Medis - Stockholm, Sweden
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