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The Best Bands Like The Killers 

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Updated April 1, 2020 470 votes 73 voters 4.7k views 42 items

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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We Are Scientists is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Bands Like The Killers
We Are Scientists is a New York City-based rock band that formed in Berkeley, California, in 2000. It consists of guitarist and vocalist Keith Murray and bass guitarist Chris Cain. The band's ...more
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Vampire Weekend is listed (or ranked) 27 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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Death Cab for Cutie is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Bands Like The Killers
Death Cab for Cutie is an American alternative rock band, formed in Bellingham, WA, in 1997. The band is composed of Ben Gibbard (vocals, guitar, piano), Nick Harmer (bass), Dave Depper (guitar, ...more
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Athlete is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Bands Like The Killers
Athlete are an English indie rock band formed in Deptford, London, comprising Joel Pott (lead vocals and guitar), Carey Willetts (bass and backing vocals), Stephen Roberts (drums and backing ...more
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Julian Casablancas is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Bands Like The Killers
Julian Fernando Casablancas (born August 23, 1978) is an American singer, musician, songwriter, and record producer. He is best known as the lead singer of the American rock bands The Strokes ...more
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The Fratellis is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Bands Like The Killers
The Fratellis are a Scottish rock band from Glasgow, formed in 2005. The band consists of lead vocalist and guitarist Jon Fratelli (born John Lawler), bass guitarist Barry Fratelli (born Barry ...more
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Foster the People is listed (or ranked) 32 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 Last Shadow Puppets ... is listed (or ranked) 33 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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White Lies is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Bands Like The Killers
White Lies are an English post-punk band from Ealing, London. Formerly known as Fear of Flying, the core band members are, Harry McVeigh, Charles Cave, and Jack Lawrence-Brown. The band perform ...more
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Cold War Kids is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Bands Like The Killers
Cold War Kids is an American indie rock band from Long Beach, California. Band members are Nathan Willett, Dann Gallucci, Matt Maust, Joe Plummer and Matthew Schwartz. Jonnie Russell and Matt ...more
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Placebo is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Bands Like The Killers
Placebo are an English Brit-pop band formed in London in 1994. The group consists of vocalist/guitarist Brian Molko and guitarist/bassist Stefan Olsdal. The band were soon joined by drummer ...more
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Young the Giant is listed (or ranked) 37 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
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The 1975 is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Bands Like The Killers
The 1975 is an English indie rock band formed in Manchester. The group consists of Matthew Healy, Adam Hann, George Daniel, and Ross MacDonald. They have released four EPs, while their ...more
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The Bravery is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Bands Like The Killers
The Bravery was an American rock band formed in New York City in 2003 that consisted of lead vocalist Sam Endicott, guitarist Michael Zakarin, keyboardist John Conway, bassist Mike Hindert and ...more
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Neon Trees is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Bands Like The Killers
Neon Trees is an American rock band from Provo, Utah. Known for their energetic live performances, the band received nationwide exposure in late 2008 when they opened several North American tour ...more
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The Airborne Toxic Event... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Bands Like The Killers
The Airborne Toxic Event is an American indie band from Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. It consists of Mikel Jollett (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Steven Chen (guitar, keyboards), Adrian ...more
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Imagine Dragons is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Bands Like The Killers
Imagine Dragons is an American rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada. Imagine Dragons' lineup consists of lead vocalist Dan Reynolds, guitarist Wayne "Wing" Sermon, bassist Ben McKee and ...more