The Killers "In Early Stages" Of Writing New Album, Set For 2016

Somebody (NME) told me that The Killers are in the early stages of writing songs for their next album. See what we did there? Brandon Flowers opened up about the progress of The Killers' next LP in a new interview.

The band's fourth album, Battle Born, came out back in 2012, while Flowers unleashed his solo album The Desired Effect in May this year and performed a new track recently while on tour. Flowers described Battle Born as "not good enough", so we're guessing a lot of work is going into any new music from the band.

Speaking to NME in an interview, the frontman said: "We’re writing - we’re in the early stages", explaining that "in a perfect world" fans will be able to hear new music "at the end of 2016 maybe".

"If The Killers want to take a year or two off then there’s no reason for me not to make a solo record but if the fires are burning in the band then there will be a Killers record," Flowers continued.

Speaking about how the undertaking of of songwriting has altered for him throughout the years, Flowers said: "When you get older you get more accustomed to doing it and it gets harder in a way. It’s easier to write a song and finish a song now than when we used to really slave over it and the songs would be too long or we don’t know exactly what we’re doing."

"Now it’s more second nature [but] it’s harder to sift through what’s terrible and what’s great, because it’s so easy to complete a song. So I think that’s where you get a lot of bands being complacent and just going through the motions. You get a lot of bands that don’t do great things later on, and so hopefully because I’m aware of that we can really do something better and something great this time."

Brandon Flowers recently covered White Stripes' 'Fell In Love With A Girl' and Buster Pointdexter's 'Heart Of Gold'.