Noughties LA band continue to pretend they come from somewhere in the UK back in the eighties, this time with an anthemic stadium-filler of a number, complete with gospel choir, who join in the air-punching refrain with the line "I got soul but I'm not a soldier". It's got 'classic song' written all over it and is bound to be a live favourite for a few years to come.
More mid-tempo than the fast-and-furious recent single Mr Brightside, All These Things That I've Done is equally uplifting and so eighties-sounding I almost expected Jim Kerr to pop up somewhere in the chorus.
All very rousing and retro; but the rarer treat is included as a b-side - a cover of Morrissey's Why Don't You Find Out For Yourself, recorded as a session for Radio 1 earlier this year. A strange choice lyrically, as the song speaks from Moz's dispirited view of the record industry and own bitter experience. Musically, however, it shows how good The Killers could really be, with a rarely-heard fragility evident in Brandon Flowers' voice and a relatively understated performance compared to what we've come to expect from the band. Worth getting the single for, even if you've just bought the album.