The Killers singer Brandon Flowers has told Radioheadâ€™s Thom Yorke to go back to writing â€œpop songsâ€.
Flowers has been unimpressed by Yorkeâ€™s move into more experimental music in past years, because he thinks heâ€™s wasting his gift for writing popular songs.
He tells The Observer, â€œHe should feel grateful that's he's (been) given the gift to write pop songs - which he needs to write again!â€
Flowers, who is currently promoting his bandâ€™s second album Samâ€™s Town, has also laughed off worries from the Pet Shop Boyâ€™s Neil Tennant that he himself is moving away from his pop roots.
Tennant expressed concern Flowersâ€™ new facial hair signals â€œI mean than popâ€, but the frontman dismisses the notion.
He explains, â€œI've never been able to grow a moustache before! I'm upset that Neil doesn't like it. I do feel like we're definitely still pop. And we've never been ashamed of that. This is just a phase.â€