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’.
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.