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Byline: BEVERLEY LYONS AND LAURA SUTHERLAND

KILLERS frontman Brandon Flowers can't decide if he's a fan of the modern world.

The 27-year-old singer produced his 2008 No.1 album Day & Night via email, but admits to hankering after a time when people spoke to each other in the street.

Speaking about the fact the US band put together their latest album over the internet, using emails to communicate with London producer Stuart Price, Brandon said: "It was fresh.

It was like pre-production was under way as soon as we hit 'send' on an idea.

"He'd send something back, and we'd all fight about it, or embrace about it, and then we met for a month and sealed the deal.

"It's a very exciting time right now. You don't know what someone's going to invent next to make our lives easier."

But the singer also feels technology has brought about the demise of many "basic human functions".

He said: "At the same time, we are losing some basic human functions on the way.

"I bring up romance and devotion, things like that. It's sad that it seems strange to people who are coming of age now.

"Just saying 'hi' to someone on the street - it freaks people out. I try to do it as much as I can, just to watch the reactions.

"I grew up watching my dad wave to every car that drove by. Little things like that, you don't see that any more."
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Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Jan 5, 2009
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