July 10, 2011 23:45

Brandon Flowers reveals The Killers are his priority at T In The Park

The Killers frontman also names his favourite Big Talk song at the festival

Brandon Flowers reveals The Killers are his priority at T In The Park

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Brandon Flowers explained to NME that the band he fronts, The Killers, will always take priority for him over his solo career.

Speaking ahead of his King Tut’s Wah Wah Tent appearance last night (July 10), where he was performing a solo set, he explained that he ‘preferred’ to play with The Killers.

The Killers are always my band, and it’s what I would prefer to be doing,” said the singer. “We’ve made an impact, so that’s the outlet to do something. We want to do great things.”

Flowers also talked about how having a solo career effects the outcome of the songs he writes. “There’s this new strange balance now. When I write a song now, it’s open to interpretation, whether it’s gonna be a Killers track or a solo track and I’ll certainly run it by The Killers and see if it flies or not. I’ve always got songs floating around.”

When asked about when the follow-up to his debut solo album, 2010’s ’Flamingo’, would be released he said: “I would assume after the next Killers record, but I don’t know. It depends on how long a break we’re gonna take. I enjoy doing it. I like performing and writing and singing.”

Flowers also revealed his favourite track by Killers bandmate Ronnie Vannucci’s own side project Big Talk. “There’s one called ‘The Next One Living’, and I counselled Ron. That should be the first single. He should make a nice video for it. He didn’t listen to me.”

Brandon Flowers played to packed King Tut’s Wah Wah Tent on the final night of the festival, playing tracks from ’Flamingo’ as well as The Killers‘Read My Mind’ and ’Mr Brightside’.

Brandon Flowers played:

'Welcome To Fabulous Las Vegas'
'Crossfire'
'Magdalena'
'Bette Davis Eyes'
'Jilted Lovers'
'Read My Mind'
'Something I Said'
'Swallow'
'Playing With Fire'
'Only The Young'
'Mr Brightside'


NME.COM is coming live from the T In The Park and Sonisphere this weekend. Stay tuned to NME.COM/festivals/t-in-the-park and NME.COM/festivals/sonisphere for news, blogs, photo galleries and video interviews from both sites.

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