Muse Aiming for Christmas 2014 New Single Release, Album to Follow in Early 2015

"I've written some good tracks, actually," says frontman Matt Bellamy.

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UK rockers Muse have unveiled several new details regarding the new album, additionally pinpointing the specific release date. As ABC 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 [Hudson, 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.

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    sideslick
    "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." Just... Wow, Matt... Wow...
    howyjr
    Surely that means that one of his kittens looks like a hobbit
    Elderer
    " If it all goes very well, the new album could well be early 2014 or late 2015. " Eh?
    danf183
    "If it all goes very well, the new album could well be early 2015 or late 2014." That's what it said!
    guy_tebache
    not actually what the article says... But UG got it wrong too. The triple J article says early 2015 or late 2015
    matteo cubano
    why even talk about it yet? more bands should follow in the footsteps of reznor and not say anything till its done. better yet, a beyonce and just release it one day. 2015 seems like forever away, just makes people impatient
    ihavetofindone
    you're totally right to me..but i think they're forced to do that by the labels and stuff..
    7revor
    In a lot of cases, yes. But Muse in particular have their own label I believe, so they weren't forced to say anything.
    mookieb
    Hopefully he's written enough good tracks to give us some proper B sides this time; hasn't been any of those since Black Holes era
    Priad-Luabe
    yeah, they seem to just stop when they get an album worth these days, or not take any of the other ideas further.
    Aays
    Hope it sounds more like their earlier releases, but any Muse is good Muse nonetheless. Stoked!
    tonello
    "Muse have unveiled several new details regarding the new album, additionally pinpointing the specific release date." "Early 2015 or late 2014". Way to pinpoint the "specific" date.
    DeadstarScarred
    "I've written some good tracks, actually," Bellamy told the Doctor. No you haven't.
    joplambrix
    I'm guessing you have?
    Blackout Paul
    I have a real raw sounding rock track "Pleasure In Destruction" that you would def enjoy man. It's on my Soundcloud page under Blackout Paul. Let me know what you think!!!
    joplambrix
    despite me hating personal advertising on UG, your song is all right, epic end solo, but chord progression is too static, more variation would not harm it.
    butlerc777
    What a hipster troll. hahaha
    Priad-Luabe
    troll yes, hipster no
    butlerc777
    "We did it first LOL KANYE"
    Kueller917
    "I was the first to have my movie star Hollywood girlfriend in my music video we rented a restaurant club out to make for the chart topping single we play in major stadiums around Europe". So hipster.
    Hungry_Hameds
    "I've written some good tracks, actually" Yup, plug in baby, hysteria, knights of cydonia... then it kinda dried up didn't it...?