Muse: 'We're Not Afraid Of Going Into Monty Python Rock'

Muse have spoken about their new album 'The 2nd Law' and have said that they are unafraid to live up to their reputation for making epic-sounding music.

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Muse have spoken about their new album "The 2nd Law" and have said that they are unafraid to live up to their reputation for making epic-sounding music and are prepared to "go into almost Monty Python rock".

"The 2nd Law" is due to be released on October 1 in the UK and October 2 in the US. It includes new singles "Madness" and "Survival" as well as dubstep-influenced track "The 2nd Law: Unsustainable". The 13-track album is the follow-up to 2009's "The Resistance" and has been recorded in London.

Speaking to Contact Music about the record, singer Matt Bellamy said that the band didn't mind if people didn't take tracks like "Survival" "100% seriously" and that the trio are "not afraid of our eccentricities."

Speaking about the record and new single "Survival" in particular, he said: "We don't care if people don't necessarily take songs like that 100 per cent seriously. We're not afraid of our eccentricities, we're not afraid of going into almost Monty Python rock. But it's like opera. If you put a piece of opera on, it's ridiculous unless you've listened to the whole thing and just go there with it."

The Devon trio will tour the UK in October, playing five shows. The gigs begin at Glasgow's SECC on October 24, before the band move onto London's O2 Arena for two shows on October 26 and 27. They then play Birmingham LG Arena on October 30 before finishing up at Manchester Arena on November 1.

They were also confirmed yesterday (August 28) for the iTunes Festival and will headline London's Roundhouse on September 30.

Thanks to NME for the report.

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    I'd rather have them at least call it 'eccentric rock', because now everyone's gonna silly walk at their concerts.
    I hope they perform "The Black Knights of Cydonia". "NO ONES GOING TO TAAAKE MEEE ALIIIIIVE"
    Maybe they'll write a song about how protect yourself from an attacker armed with a fruit.
    No wait, I got a better one, "This Just in, Muse to Rename their Hit Song 'Knights Who Say Ni of Cydonia'".
    Madness is a great song, survial is a grower but only if you look past the cheesy lyrics and the wierd voice Matt uses.
    Music is more than just guitar riffage. A band sometimes needs to lay back on guitar a bit often to avoid overkilling the whole "Riff Craze." I would much rather have an original album than just a riff-o-rama that would sound a lot like their older material.
    Can't wait until the whole thing comes out, I'll be able to judge their new sound. Maybe it will make more sense in its entirety rather than 3 songs alone.
    Muse didn't call their own music "epic-sounding". Those were the writers words. The Muse quote in this article only describes their music as eccentric, which isn't a big headed comment to make.
    Even if they called their own music epic-sounding, that wouldn't be a bad thing. People tend to use the word epic in the wrong context, but for describing Muse's sound it definitely works.
    i love the new songs. Muse always has and always will push their own limits, venutre into uncharted territory. That's what we all loved about muse in the beginning and that's what i still love. well done guys
    The problem is that they've been making whole albums sound like this and I can't take any of it seriously anymore. I'm sick of them constantly trying to sound epic.
    Dude, they're changing their sound all the time. Compare Madness to Uprising, Knights of Cydonia, Bliss or Time is Running out..