Killers Keep Label Happy With Infrequent Album Releases
THE KILLERS rocker BRANDON FLOWERS is willing to keep his record label happy by only releasing albums every two years or so, despite believing the delay stifles the band's creativity. The Las Vegas, Nevada four-piece accept they are expected to release four singles from their recently released sophomore album SAM'S TOWN. Flowers says, "Look at the volume of product Bowie released just between 1970 and 1975. I don't know if we'll ever make that many records. "Nowadays, it seems impossible to have a successful career without these long gaps between releases. Sam's Town is being released two years and four months after our first one (HOT FUSS) because of all these other commitments, and I truly believe this kind of schedule is holding us back creatively. We've just got to adjust to it. "At the same time, I understand the record company's viewpoint. They're a huge conglomerate, they don't want to lose money, and they don't know for sure if we're ever going to write a hit again. "Right now, they reckon Sam's Town has four potential hit singles and they want to milk it for all its worth. And we feel we can accommodate them. "It's really hard because record companies aren't used to dealing with smart bands wanting to be successful on their own terms."