Belfast Telegraph

Friday 26 December 2014

Muse to start work on album in May

Matt Bellamy and his Muse bandmates performed at Coachella
Matt Bellamy and his Muse bandmates performed at Coachella

Muse have revealed that they plan to start work on their next album in May.

The trio, fronted by Matt Bellamy, said they will begin the follow-up to their sixth album The 2nd Law in coming weeks.

Drummer Dom Howard told KROQ: "We're going to start this year... We're going to go back in May and start working on some new stuff, so I think we'll start making it this year.

"If we can get something out this year, that would be great, but definitely next year," he added.

Dom also discussed how Nirvana were a big inspiration for the rockers. They covered the band's song Lithium during their headline set at the Coachella music festival in California.

"They were massively influential to us when we were growing up. They're one of the reasons we picked up some instruments and decided to start a band in the first place, and I think that for many other millions of people, they were influential for starting bands," he said.

"We all love them - it was a band that all three of us loved and it was that kind of music and some other bands that brought us together and we became friends because of that," he added.

Matt, who is engaged to actress Kate Hudson, previously revealed that a few songs have already been written for the upcoming album.

"I've written some good tracks, actually. We haven't had a chance to rehearse them out yet," he said, adding: "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."

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting?

Nightlife Galleries


Latest Entertainment News

Latest Music News

Latest Film & TV News

Latest Eating Out News


Your Horoscopes by Russell Grant


It feels like friends are few and far between. If you're not getting the help you need, ask why. It may be because you have been so preoccupied with work. Skipping special occasions and failing to return phone calls causes resentment. You have to be more engaged to sustain loving bonds. Call someone you've missed. It may take a few tries, but it's worth the effort. Be forthright about why you have been out of touch. Communication is the cornerstone of every healthy relationship.More