"If there was a band like the Strokes or Interpol, people would talk."
The Killers (Credit: Anton Corbijn)

The Killers frontman Brandon Flowers believes new bands don't break through because they're not "good enough".

The glamorous indie rock 'n' roll kingpins breezed back into our lives earlier this year, with new album 'Wonderful, Wonderful' incoming.

Looking back on their origins with Noisey, Brandon Flowers was asked if a new group could make the same impact if they emerged in 2017.

"It could happen—but there hasn't been anybody good enough," he said. "If there was a band like the Strokes or Interpol, people would talk."

"If there were some kids out there right now playing ‘Obstacle 1’ tonight, I would hear about it, you would hear about it. But there isn’t."

Band mate Ronnie Vannucci Jr. agreed: "People are very quick to blame a changing of the times for a lot of things, when it’s really that they’re just not good enough yet."

The Killers will release new album 'Wonderful, Wonderful' on September 22nd.

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