UK rockers Muse
have unveiled several new details regarding the new album, additionally pinpointing the specific release date.
reports, frontman Matt Bellamy
expressed hope to have a fresh single unveiled by next Christmas, followed up by a full-length record in early 2015.
"I've written some good tracks, actually,"
Bellamy told the Doctor
. "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. If it all goes very well, the new album could well be early 2015 or late 2014. Christmas 2014 might be
[when we release] our next single."
Apart from revealing plans to "play some festivals in 2015,"
Matt discussed rapper Kanye West
, noting that he wasn't the first artist to have a famous girlfriend in his video. "Kate
, Bellamy's wife] was in the 'Panic Station
' video," he said. "Nobody knows that. So technically we got there first. She's the one with the gold mask on grinding up against me. I've actually got a couple of kittens called Kim and Kanye - we thought they were the best names we could think of. They kind of look similar to them as well."
As previously reported, Muse are planning a return to fully guitar-driven sound stripped from electronica elements present on several of their latest efforts. As Bellamy himself put it, "you can't just beat guitar, bass and drums."
The trio's latest studio effort, "The 2nd Law
," saw its release in October 2012 via Helium 3 Records.