Initially, The Killers played at large clubs in Las Vegas. With the band’s line-up stable and their repertoire of songs expanding, the band began to attract attention from talent bookers, local agents, major label, scouts — and a UK representative for Warner Bros. Though the Warner Bros representative passed on the band, he took the demo back with him, showing it to a friend who worked at UK (London-based) indie label Lizard King Records (now Marrakesh Records). The Killers then signed in the summer of 2002 to a British label.
They released their debut album “ Hot Fuss ” on June 2004 in the United Kingdom and US (on Island Records). Their first single was “ Somebody Told Me ”. The band also had chart success with their singles “ Mr. Brightside ,” which r ... read more