Big Talk, Ronnie Vannucci’s side project, has provided the first preview of what their second LP may sound like.
The 15 second video below was posted by Big Talk earlier this evening:
The above is NME's review of The Killers August 17, 2014 show at V Fest 2014 (Hylands Park).
Above is NME's information on Brandon Flowers second solo album.
While there is no new information, Brandon does state that working with Ariel Rechtshaid has taken him out of his comfort zone.
NME will have details on Brandon Flowers second solo album in their August 30, 2014 issue.
However, it is unknown if this is new information or a summation of what is already known.
Regular readers will recall that Brandon recently confirmed in an interview in the V Fest 2014 program that he was working with Ariel Rechtshaid and that his second solo album would be released in early 2015.
The image above was taken from the NME Facebook page.
MTV News UK interviewed Brandon and Ronnie before their performance at V Festival 2014 (Hylands Park).
You can view this interview here.
A video with better audio of The Killers performing ‘Teenage Kicks’ by The Undertones has been uploaded on YouTube.
With The Killers having performed their last show of 2014 at Tennent’s Vital in Belfast tonight, The Killers appear set to devote the rest of 2014 and part of 2015 to their various solo projects.
Steven Douglas, The Killers lighting designer, appears to have confirmed that Tennent’s Vital is indeed The Killers last ‘Battle Born’/ ‘Direct Hits’ show.
Brandon Flowers confirmed in an interview with V Fest that there is not a new Killers album in works at this time. In my opinion, it is likely that The Killers will follow the same pattern as they did in the period between ‘Day & Age’ and ‘Battle Born’.
Brandon recently confirmed that he will be releasing his second solo album in early 2015. Brandon has also confirmed that he is working with producer Ariel Rechtshaid. Jason Hill, of Louis XIV and Vicky Cryer, has also indicated that he is working on Brandon Flowers second solo album.
Recent rumors have indicated that Brandon is fairly far along in the recording process and that he is currently planning on keeping his second solo album somewhat short.
Ronnie’s solo project, Big Talk, appears to be in full swing, though there is no indication of how far along in the recording process he may be. Big Talk has been posting a steady steam of Twitter and Instagram updates.
Mark Stoermer & Dave Keuning:
Mark and Dave have been relatively quite thus far.
The latest information, from May 2014, had Mark and Dave working in some way with Jason Hill.
The first video of The Killers performing ‘Teenage Kicks’ by The Undertones has been uploaded on YouTube. It appears to be a proper cover and not the acoustic cover that typically follows ‘A Dustland Fairytale’.
I will post a better version once more videos are uploaded later tonight/ tomorrow.
A version with better audio has been uploaded on YouTube.
The Killers performed their last currently scheduled show tonight in Belfast at Tennent’s Vital.
— The Killers News (@tknuk)August 21, 2014
The Killers kept the long introduction version of ‘Somebody Told Me’, ‘This Is Your Life’ and ‘Miss Atomic Bomb’ in the setlist.
The Killers covered ‘Teenage Kicks' by The Undertones and 'Brown Eyed Girl' by Van Morrison.
An anonymous reader has passed along scans of the Brandon Flowers interview in the 2014 V Fest program.
Regular readers will recall that this is the interview in which Brandon confirmed that he was working with Ariel Rechtshaid and that his second solo album would be released in early 2015.
Many thanks to Anonymous for the scans.
A video of The Killers performing the long introduction version of ‘Somebody Told Me’ at Glasgow Summer Sessions has been uploaded on YouTube.
A video of The Killers performing ‘This Is Your Life’ at Glasgow Summer Sessions has been uploaded on YouTube.
Another video is also available.
A video of The Killers pausing their encore at Glasgow Summer Sessions to break up a fight has been uploaded on YouTube.
A video of The Killers covering ‘Don’t You (Forget About Me)’ by Simple Minds has been uploaded on YouTube.
It appears that The Killers have been selling an updated ‘Direct Hits’ t-shirt at their shows in the United Kingdom. The front and back of the t-shirt are viewable below:
Victims will recall the version sold during The Killers US dates in April and May of this year featured the artwork for ‘Battle Born’.