The Killers have ''taken time to figure out'' how to be in a band again.

The 'Somebody Told Me' rockers are working on their fourth album after taking a break through much of 2010 and 2011 and bassist Mark Stoermer admits it's taken a little while to get back into the groove.

He said: ''We started doing it in pieces last May, but it's taken time to figure out what it means to be in a band again, cos we took so much time off.

''It might be out before summer, but there's no guarantees.''

Mark added the band's follow up to 2008's 'Day and Age' will be more ''rock,'' and has seen them work with producers including Damian Taylor and Steve Lillywhite.

He added to NME magazine: ''It's the first time we haven't worked with one producer from the beginning, and we bounced around a bit. It's more rock, but we're trying something we haven't done before. It'll still sound like us.''