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New Order Album To Feature Guest Stars Including Brandon Flowers


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As well as announcing a short UK tour this autumn, the returning indie veterans New Order have revealed that their upcoming album will feature a number of guest stars from musical past and present.

Music Complete, their ninth studio album, will be coming out on September 25th, the band confirmed last month. On Tuesday (July 7th), however, they teased some more details about the album’s sound, and that it will contain appearances from Brandon Flowers, Iggy Pop and La Roux.

Iggy PopIggy Pop is one of the guest stars who'll appear on the upcoming New Order album 'Music Complete'

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Brandon Flowers - The Desired Effect Album Review


The maxim about solo records here at Contact Towers never lets us down: the reverse of Jim Steinman's compromise epic, we always find that two out of three are bad, an equation you can hang your hat on at our expense with any bookie you like, with of course an honourable nod of exception to the likes of Damon Albarn and Thom Yorke.

Brandon Flowers - The Desired Effect Album Review

Brandon Flowers couldn't be any more solo at the moment it seems. Three years since The Killers were in meaningful action (a couple of upcoming US festival dates don't feel like hard currency), the guy who it was once written has nearly all of their creativity resting on his skinny shoulders is footloose and fancy free to follow up 2010's 'Flamingo', released during the group's original hiatus. A band who've gradually slipped into rock 'n' roll cliché fulfilment - from not speaking to each other to conversely making unspeakable albums like the 'Day & Age' - being the man who writes the songs that make their whole world sing doesn't seem to faze Flowers; on the contrary 'The Desired Effect' is written in bolder, more flamboyant strokes than its predecessor.

He remains, though, something of an enigma; the first Killers album borrowed so heavily from the British indie rock of his youth it felt like an homage, but here whilst a similar vintage is being uncorked era-wise, the principle is more home grown. This time our hero is channelling the bandana-clad, post-blue collar spritz of mid-eighties Springsteen, retranslating its hinky, oil rag etiquette for the social media age. This doesn't mean he spends 'The Desired Effect' awkwardly talking about killing the yellow man, but otherwise he's at pains to underline that his 21st century Babylon is no place for quitters, especially in the words of 'Between Me And You', a song staged in a place where true love is little more than a blood sacrifice to the demands of the American way.

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This Week's Album Charts: Brandon Flowers, Paul Weller, Sam Smith


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After taking over London in a series of gigs this week, Brandon Flowers has also conquered the UK Charts. His second solo album, The Desired Effect, now sits pretty at the top of the album chart. It was a close race between Flowers and fellow indie frontman Paul Weller, but eventually Flowers’ album finished 5,000 combined chart sales ahead of the rock veteran.

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Flowers and his shiny jacket took over the UK charts this week.

Flowers played one date in Dublin and two at London’s O2 Academy in the past week. In the next few days, the tour will hit Edinburgh, Leeds and Birmingham.

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Brandon Flowers Tops UK Albums Chart With 'The Desired Effect'


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The Killers’ frontman Brandon Flowers has scored his second UK number one solo album after The Desired Effect went straight to the top of the charts this weekend. Flowers’ previous solo offering, Flamingo, took the top spot in 2010, while The Killers’ have scored four number one albums in their career so far.

Brandon FlowersFlowers has topped the UK album chart for the second time.

Flowers outsold his closet rival Paul Weller by just 5,000 sales with the Jam frontman’s Saturn’s Pattern entering in the number two spot. In the number three position was last weeks chart topper Mumford & Sons with Wilder Mind, which slipped two places, while Taylor Swift’s 1989 enjoyed its 30th week in the top 100 at the number four spot.

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Brandon Flowers performs at The Brixton Academy

Former front man for the american band The Killers, Brandon Flowers was photographed as he performed live in concert at The Brixton Academy in London, United Kingdom - Thursday 21st May 2015

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Brandon Flowers: The Killers Could Go Up Against Any Band From The Last 15 Years


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Brandon Flowers might be about to release his second solo album, The Desired Effect, but the singer’s main focus is still his band The Killers, a group who he feels are still under appreciated in the music world. Speaking to The Independent Flowers said The Killers, “might be the best band in the last long time” and he’s ready to put them to the test against any other act of the past 15 years.

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“Whether the people want to accept it or not, we might be the best band in the last long time!” Flowers claimed. "I'd go up any night against just about any band that's come out in the last 15 years. Not that it's a competition, but I do feel sometimes people don't have a grasp on what we've accomplished and what we've acquired.”

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Brandon Flowers Admits The Killers Need "A Kick In The Pants" To Make More Music


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He might be about to release a solo album, but The Killers' frontman Brandon Flowers looked at what the future might hold for his main band in a new interview, admitting they might “need a little kick in the pants” to get their act together.

Flowers was speaking to Rolling Stone magazine ahead of the release of The Desired Effect, the second album he’s made away from The Killers. However, he reassured fans of the group that rumours of them being on “hiatus” are exaggerated.

Brandon FlowersThe Killers' frontman Brandon Flowers is releasing his 2nd solo album in May

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Tribeca Film Festival 2015 and Lincoln Motor Company's 'Sinatra at 100'

Brandon Flowers - Shots from this years Tribeca Film Festival and Lincoln Motor Company's 'Sinatra at 100' Film and Music Centennial Celebration which was attended by a variety of stars and held at the Spring Studios in New York, United States - Tuesday 21st April 2015

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Brandon Flowers Announces Details Of Second Solo Album


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The Killers’ frontman Brandon Flowers has confirmed the release date of his second solo album. The Desired Effect will arrive on May 19th 2015, and will be carried by Island Records.

The Desired Effect will be preceded by a single entitled ‘Can’t Deny My Love’, officially released on March 23rd. Flowers will also be building up to the release date with a series of small club shows and a handful of select festival appearances. The first of these will be at New York’s Webster Hall the day after the single’s release.

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Killers' frontman Brandon Flowers will release a new solo album in May

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The Killers And Other Really Weird Lyrics


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We’ve all heard our fair share of daft lyrics in pop songs, but now there’s been an attempt to subjectively decide which song contains the weirdest lyric.

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Brandon Flowers is the writer of the weirdest lyric ever ('Human')

According to a poll that surveyed 2,000 adults run by online streaming service Blinkbox, the winner is 2008 single ‘Human’ by The Killers for its chorus “are we human? / or are we dancer?”

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ESPN presents BODY at ESPYS pre-party - Arrivals

Brandon Flowers - ESPN presents BODY at ESPYS pre-party - Arrivals - Hollywood, California, United States - Wednesday 16th July 2014

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9th Annual All-Star Celebrity Kickoff Celebration

Brandon Flowers - 9th Annual All-Star Celebrity Kickoff Celebration held at the Mondrian Los Angeles - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 15th July 2014

The Killers In Concert

Brandon Flowers - The Killers performing live in concert at the Hammersmith Apollo - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 6th November 2013

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The Killers Are Back With 'A Shot At The Night' In Sin City [Video]


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'Shot At The Night' marks The Killers return ahead of the release of their upcoming singles compilation album, Direct Hits, that will include all their hits from 2003 to 2013. The Las Vegas rockers are heading home for their latest song, with a video that celebrates the romance and thrill of night time in Sin City with a modern Cinderella story.

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Brandon Flowers Unveils A New Look.

During the video, we're given shots of Brandon Flowers' new look. Gone are the flamboyant suits, wee moustache and the embellished shoulders as the lead singer eschews his Day & Age attire in favour of slicked back hair and a leather jacket.

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The Killers Reschedule Manchester Shows, Announce Wembley Shows For Next Year


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Las Vegas rockers The Killers were forced to cancel their performances at Manchester's MEN Arena this week after frontman Brandon Flowers lost his voice mid-set. Fortunately though, The Killers have never been a band to let their fans down and have since rescheduled the performance for ticket holders for February next year and even announced that they will perform at London's Wembley Stadium next summer too.

The band took to their official Facebook page to issue an apology for the disruption, which occured five songs into their show when Flowers' voice went kaput, posting: "Manchester, we started something we couldn't finish and we're so, so sorry."

The band's scheduled shows at London's O2 Arena will still go ahead, taking place tonight (Nov 16) and tomorrow (Nov 17). The rescheduled performances will take place on February 17th and 18th whilst the Wembley Stadium gig will take place on June 22nd. Tickets for the Wembley show went on sale earlier today, and tickets for the Manchester shows were issued to those in possession of tickets for this week's shows. Refunds have also been made available by the band for those unwilling or unable to attend the February shows.

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