September 28, 2012 12:17

Muse: 'A lot of people were sceptical about our dubstep direction, but it works'

Matt Bellamy compares dubsteb to heavy metal with "big build-ups and a big riff that kicks in"

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Muse's Matt Bellamy has defended the band's dubstep track 'Unsustainable'.

The singer says the band have proved skeptics about the track wrong, which marked a change in direction for the Devon trio.

"The thing about dubstep is it’s really heavy," he tells The Sun. "When it really kicks and the bass drops, it’s like heavy metal with these big build-ups and a big riff that kicks in."

He added: "For 'Unsustainable' I wanted to write the idea electronically and then when we came to record it we did it with real, organic instruments and we got a real orchestra in. We were trying to see if real instruments could make a sound like electronica. A lot of people were sceptical about it but it works."

Muse's new album 'The 2nd Law' is released on Monday (October 1) and the following day 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.

The Devon trio will also 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.

The band will also play the iTunes Festival this month, headlining London's Roundhouse on Sunday (September 30).

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