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BATTLE BORN/DIRECT HITS BRONNIE → 2012 ‒ 2014

I was going to make gifs+pics, but there were so many moments they wouldn’t fit



talkstostrangers:

V Festival review; NME 30 August 2014 [hq]

plus On Repeat NME 20 Essential New Tracks -

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talkstostrangers:

Brandon Flowers interview; NME 30 August 2014 [hq]

talkstostrangers:

Brandon Flowers interview; NME 30 August 2014 [hq]





V Festival 2004 / V Festival 2014



"I love that you know the album by what Brandon’s wearing. ‘Oh, it’s the moustache album, it’s the feathers album’. He’s quite Elton John about it. How can one man who’s so recognisable look so different?" — Ricky Wilson (Kaiser Chiefs)



thekillersnews:

Above is NME's information on Brandon Flowers second solo album.
While there is no new information, Brandon does state that working with Ariel Rechtshaid has taken him out of his comfort zone.

thekillersnews:

Above is NME's information on Brandon Flowers second solo album.

While there is no new information, Brandon does state that working with Ariel Rechtshaid has taken him out of his comfort zone.



He’s already hard at work on the follow-up to the drive-time rock of his 2010 solo album ‘Flamingo’, and he tells NME it will be released next year. “The record is not done yet, but i’m excited about it… I’m liking it,” he says. Where ‘Flamingo’ was in all-singing-and-dancing love letter to his native Las Vegas, this time Flowers is ignoring the glitzy draw of his hometown. “I’m trying to sort of stay away from that,” he says. “But I’ve always got one foot planted there, so it’s hard. People are going to interpret it how they will, but there’s only a little bit of Vegas in there.” The search for a new musical edge drove him to hip producer Ariel Rechtshaid, whose recent credits include Haim, Sky Ferreira and Vampire Weekend. “He’s taking me of my confort zone,” he says. “Normally i make demos and they’re pretty similar to how the song ends up. But he’ll take a song and be like, ‘I hear this’. It’s incredible - his palette and his range, what he’s able to say. He’ll try other ways of doing things and that’s something i’ve never really done. At first, we were butting our heads together, but now we’re hitting it off. We’re on a roll now.”
Brandon Flowers reveals solo album details (NME - August 26, 2014)