The Killers work with M83 on new song

Band team up with Anthony Gonzalez on new, unnamed track

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The Killers have worked with Anthony Gonzalez of M83 on a new song, the band have revealed to NME.

Speaking ahead of their huge headline date at Wembley Stadium this weekend (June 22), drummer Ronnie Vannucci reveals that The Killers are working on new music and have recorded a new song with Anthony Gonzalez of M83.

"Not just demos," he confirms. "Real recordings. I mean, you never know what it’s gonna be, I guess. But we have our engineer, and we’re working with a couple of surprise guests, in the producer capacity. Some of it is sounding really cool. We can be guilty of making things so ornate, and sometimes that’s a bad thing. So I always have conversations with Brandon about working from a smaller palate, simplifying things. If these new tracks develop a theme, a common thread, then that could be the start of something."

Elsewhere in the feature, available in this week's issue of NME, on newsstands now, Vannucci admits that the Wembley gig is the pinnacle in the Las Vegas band's career. "Without wanting to sound like a total cheese-dick," the drummer says, "this gig is the culmination of a lot of hopes and dreams and aspirations. Back in the early days, when we were in my garage playing 'Jenny Was a Friend of Mine’, I remember thinking — I may even have said it out loud — ‘We'll play this shit at Wembley Stadium one day’. Now, it’s like we get to join that echelon."

The Killers headline Wembley Stadium this Saturday, June 22. Last weekend the band headlined the Isle of Wight festival, appearing on the same bill as Bon Jovi, The Stones Roses, Bloc Party and The Maccabees. Slipping a cover of The Beatles 'When I'm Sixty-Four' into their career spanning set, The Killers also performed a number of fan favourites including 'Mr Brightside' and 'Human'.

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