MUSE

Having just wrapped up touring behind last year’s release, The 2nd Law, Muse is already preparing for their next studio album. Muse frontman Matt Bellamy told triple j: “I've written some good tracks, actually” said Bellamy. “We haven't had a chance to rehearse them out yet. We'll take a break next year for a little few months and then we'll get in the studio.”

Regarding a potential release date Bellamy said: “If it all goes very well, the new album could well be early 2015 or late 2015. Christmas 2014 might be [when we release] our next single.”

Fans of Muse’s early work will be happy to hear that the band is going for a more stripped down sound with their new music, as Bellamy told Rolling Stone in a recent interview: “I want to bring it back to just being about the music that we are playing, about the instruments, the guitar, the bass, the drums and these personalities.”

Bellamy continued by saying: “I have this strong feeling that the next album should be something that really does strip away the additional things that we've experimented with on the last two albums, which is electronics, symphonics and orchestral work and all that kind of stuff. I kind of feel like it will be nice to reconnect and remind ourselves of just the basics of who we are.”