Heard ‘Somebody Told Me’ and ‘Mr Brightside’ on XFM a couple of times and thought they were absolutely brilliant. The Killers had been fairly well hyped for a couple of months, and the Mean Fiddler (previously known as the LA2, i.e. the little club under the Astoria) was very busy. They were really new to the game – although they were from Vegas they had no following in the US, and had come to London to get in on the scene. Good choice lads.
You could tell they weren’t really used to being on stage – Brandon Flowers was painfully shy, a most reluctant rock star. As with all their albums to come, they were a bit hit and miss – the good songs good but the rest just filler. The singles were great, there were a handful of other good tunes, but not a lot else. Was pretty cool to see them in a 200 capacity club though, as the next time I would see them would be in front of 100,000 people on the main stage at Glastonbury.