I suppose much of my musical likes and influences are from the 20th century! But this doesn't tell the whole story and The Killers are a band from the modern era who I think are brilliant. They write catchy songs and supply me with the guitar dose that I need. "Mr Brightside" remains my favourite track by them and it's a song that would be on my IPod on a desert island.
I think The Killers really did it for me with their performance at Live 8 where they stole the show for me, and were probably the only band who captured the spirit of the Live Aid. "All These Things I Have Done" is a great anthem and was the perfect choice for that day.
The Killers four albums to date have all had their magical moments and they have managed in my opinion to produce three decent follow albums to the debut "Hot Fuss", and there by succeeding where many modern bands fail these days.
I was lucky enough to see The Killers at Hyde Park in London in 2009 and once again in 2011. They may have been away for a couple of years, but it was a blinding show and I chronicled my day out to Hyde Park on video.
2012 has seen the long awaited release of the 4th studio album "Battle Born" and it sees The Killers doing what they do best, which for me is writing great rock/pop anthems. I was fortunate enough to get a ticket to see them live at the Birmingham NEC on October 31st, and it was the first time I have seen them in an indoor arena. It was a stunning concert!