The Killers record Christmas single

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Band make suprise dash to the studio for festive track

The Killers are set to release a brand new song as their Christmas single.

The group made a surprise trip to the studio last week to record the the track, which was produced by Alan Moulder.

Speaking to NME.COM, singer Brandon Flowers

explained it was some of the great festive records of the past, rather than the likes of Cliff Richard, that inspired him to record the one-off track ‘A Great Big Sleigh’.

“There are some great Christmas tunes that have been recorded over the years from the likes of George Michael (in Wham!) and John Lennon,” he explained. “Sometime you forget. You get so caught up in business and being an adult that you forget to have fun and enjoy things and be nice to people.”

The track is set to be released on December 5 as a download only through iTunes.

For the full story with details of the video shoot and how U2‘s Bono helped inspire the band, get this week’s issue of NME, on UK newsstands now.