Muse prepare for new album

Muse have revealed that, following their performances at the Reading and Leeds festivals, they will beginning work on their sixth album. Bassist Chris Wolstenholme pegged September and October for the band’s return to the studio to follow up on the 2009 album The Resistance and their subsequent world tour.

Wolstenholme spoke about the band’s desire to play new material and begin touring again:

People tend not to play new songs live any more. That’s why we want to get into the studio, make another album and then tour it.

Muse are planning to record the entire album in London, which frontman Matt Bellamy believes will take some of the pressure out of the process. He says,

It would be nice to be based in the same place so we can go out and so we can make an album together and also socialise together at the same time. It also means we can make the album over a longer period of time without having to pressurise it all in to a three week studio session, you can spread it out.

And despite the recent birth of Bellamy’s son with finacee, Kate Hudson, the band does not expect to cut back on touring, stating that,

We’re always going to be the kind of band that want to get out and play live.

Muse are playing the Outside Lands Festival this Saturday, August 13, in San Francisco, CA, in addition to headlining the Leeds and Reading festivals in the UK on August 26 and 28, respectively.

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