Pop band take on the indie gods

The Killers have been covered by pop group McFly.

The teen band have taken on the Las Vegas group’s track ‘Mr Brightside’ on the B-side to their upcoming single ‘I Wanna Hold You’.

Speaking about their decision to record The Killers tune, McFly told NME.COM: “It’s a bloody good song and we all liked jamming it in rehearsal for the tour so we decided to record it.”

They added: “We all like The Killers and we love playing ‘Mr Brightside’ so it was an easy decision to use it as a B-side.”

One music industry source who’s had sneak preview of the cover told NME.COM: “It’s a fairly faithful cover, but McFly’s version strips out the synths, adds some rather weedy vocal harmonies and is more pop punk-lite than The Killers’ stomping 80s-tinged arrangement.”

They added: “Killers fans will probably cringe, and it won’t fill indie disco dancefloors as efficiently as the original.”

‘I Wanna Hold You’ hits the shops on October 17.