Bands/Musicians The Best Bands Like The Killers  

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Looking for more bands like The Killers? Fronted by lead vocalist Brandon Flowers, The Killers have been a rock staple since their debut album Hot Fuss was released in 2004. With songs like "Mr. Brightside" and "Somebody Told Me," the Las Vegas rock band quickly became one of the hottest acts in the country. Let's rank the best bands similar to The Killers, with the help of your votes.

People often compare The Killers to Franz Ferdinand, a Scottish rock band best known for their song "Take Me Out." Their newest album, Always Ascending, was released in 2018 to positive reviews. Other bands often mentioned for having a similar sound to The Killers include Kaiser Chiefs, Kings of Leon, and The Kooks, an indie rock band that hails from Brighton, England.

These Killers band recommendations are ranked by your votes, so show some love to the bands you think other fans should check out. Feel free to downvote any bands as well if you feel they aren't similar enough to The Killers.

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Arctic Monkeys is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Bands Like The Killers
Arctic Monkeys are an English rock band formed in 2002 in High Green, a suburb of Sheffield. The band consists of Alex Turner, Jamie Cook, Nick O'Malley, and Matt Helders. Former band member ...more
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Arcade Fire is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Bands Like The Killers
Arcade Fire is a Canadian indie rock band based in Montreal, Quebec consisting of husband and wife Win Butler and Régine Chassagne, along with Win's younger brother Will Butler, Richard ...more
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The Strokes is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Bands Like The Killers
The Strokes are an American rock band formed in New York City in 1998, consisting of Julian Casablancas, Nick Valensi, Albert Hammond, Jr., Nikolai Fraiture and Fabrizio Moretti. Upon the ...more
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Muse is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Bands Like The Killers
Muse are an English rock band from Teignmouth, Devon, formed in 1994. The band consists of Matthew Bellamy, Christopher Wolstenholme and Dominic Howard. They are known for their energetic and ...more
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Cage the Elephant is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Bands Like The Killers
Cage the Elephant is an American rock band from Bowling Green, Kentucky, that formed in 2006. The group currently consists of Matthew "Matt" Shultz, Brad "Dave" Shultz, Jared ...more
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Kaiser Chiefs is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Bands Like The Killers
Kaiser Chiefs are an English indie rock band from Leeds who formed in 2000 as Parva, releasing one studio album, 22, in 2003, before renaming and establishing themselves in their current name ...more
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Franz Ferdinand is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Bands Like The Killers
Franz Ferdinand are a Scottish rock band formed in 2002 and based in Glasgow. The band is composed of Alex Kapranos, Bob Hardy, Nick McCarthy, and Paul Thomson. The band has been nominated for ...more
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Kings of Leon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Bands Like The Killers
Kings of Leon is an American rock band that formed in Nashville, Tennessee, in 2000. The band is composed of brothers Caleb Followill, Nathan Followill and Jared Followill, with their cousin ...more
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Bloc Party is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Bands Like The Killers
Bloc Party are a British indie rock band, composed of Kele Okereke and Russell Lissack. Former member Matt Tong left the band in 2013. and Gordon Moakes announced his departure from the band on ...more
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The Temper Trap is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Bands Like The Killers
The Temper Trap is an Australian band that formed in 2005. The core members are Dougy Mandagi on vocals, Jonathon Aherne on bass guitar, Toby Dundas on drums and Joseph Greer on keyboards and ...more
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The Kooks is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Bands Like The Killers
The Kooks are a British rock band formed in Brighton, East Sussex, in 2004. The band currently consists of Luke Pritchard, Hugh Harris, Alexis Nunez, and Peter Denton. The original bassist was ...more
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The Wombats is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Bands Like The Killers
The Wombats are an English indie rock band formed in Liverpool. The band comprises native Liverpudlians Matthew Murphy, Daniel Haggis and Norwegian-born Tord Øverland Knudsen. The band is ...more
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Two Door Cinema Club is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Bands Like The Killers
Two Door Cinema Club are a Northern Irish indie rock band from Bangor and Donaghadee, County Down, formed in 2007. The band consists of Alex Trimble, Sam Halliday, and Kevin Baird. The band's ...more
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Catfish and the Bottlemen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Bands Like The Killers
Catfish and the Bottlemen
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Death Cab for Cutie is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Bands Like The Killers
Death Cab for Cutie is an American alternative rock band, formed in Bellingham, Washington in 1997. The band comprises Ben Gibbard, Nick Harmer and Jason McGerr. In 2014, founding guitarist and ...more
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Foster the People is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Bands Like The Killers
Foster the People is an American indie pop band formed in Los Angeles, California in 2009. The group is composed of Mark Foster, Jacob "Cubbie" Fink, and Mark Pontius. The group's ...more
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The Vaccines is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Bands Like The Killers
The Vaccines are a platinum selling English indie rock band, formed in West London in 2010 by Justin Hayward-Young, Freddie Cowan, Árni Árnason and Pete Robertson. The band have ...more
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Coldplay is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Bands Like The Killers
Coldplay are a British rock band formed in 1996 by lead vocalist Chris Martin and lead guitarist Jonny Buckland at University College London. After they formed under the name Pectoralz, Guy ...more
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Interpol is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Bands Like The Killers
Interpol is an American rock band from New York City. Formed in 1997, the band's original line-up consisted of Paul Banks, Daniel Kessler, Carlos Dengler and Greg Drudy. Drudy left the band in ...more
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Keane is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Bands Like The Killers
Keane are an English rock band from Battle, East Sussex, formed in 1995. The group currently comprises Tim Rice-Oxley, Richard Hughes, Jesse Quin and Tom Chaplin. Their original line-up included ...more
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The National is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Bands Like The Killers
The National
The National is the debut studio album by American indie rock band The National, released on October 30, 2001 on Brassland Records. Recorded prior to guitarist Bryce Dessner's full arrival into ...more
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Kasabian is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Bands Like The Killers
Kasabian are an English rock band formed in Leicester in 1997. The band's original members consisted of vocalist Tom Meighan, guitarist and vocalist Sergio Pizzorno, guitarist Christopher ...more
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The Last Shadow Puppets is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Bands Like The Killers
The Last Shadow Puppets are an English supergroup consisting of Alex Turner, Miles Kane, and composer/producer James Ford.
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Vampire Weekend is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Bands Like The Killers
Vampire Weekend is an American rock band from New York City, formed in 2006. They are currently signed to XL Recordings. The band consists of lead vocalist and guitarist Ezra Koenig, ...more
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Young the Giant is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Bands Like The Killers
Young the Giant is an American rock band that formed in Irvine, California, in 2004. The band's line-up is Sameer Gadhia, Jacob Tilley, Eric Cannata, Payam Doostzadeh, and Francois Comtois. ...more