October 12, 2012 8:39

Muse: 'We're disappointed there aren't more acoustic tracks on 'The 2nd Law''

Band also set their sights on breaking America

Photo: Dean Chalkley Next Previous

Photo Gallery: Muse
Photo: Dean Chalkley

Muse's Matt Bellamy has claimed he is disappointed that there aren't more acoustic tracks on the band's new album 'The 2nd Law'.

Speaking to the Daily Star, the frontman jokingly claimed that he and his bandmates still hadn't mastered the art of including more softer and subtle moments on their records.

"I'm disappointed that we don't have many acoustic tracks, more quiet moments," he said, before adding:

When I left the studio after having the laid the foundations for the single 'Madness' it was quite sparse. When I returned two days later, Chris and Dom Howard had put absolutely everything on it.


Bellamy also said he and the rest of the band were eager to try and emulate their UK success in the US, too. "Coldplay are the only English group to have had real success there in the last 15 years," he said, while bassist Christ Wolstenholme added: "You don't think about it when you start, you're just content to be recognized on home soil. But then you want something more."

Muse are set to embark on a world tour later this month, with the band kicking off their global trek later in France on October 16. They will play London's O2 arena later on in the month on October 26 and 27.

Muse knocked Mumford and Sons from the top of the UK Official Album Chart on Sunday (October 7) with their new album, 'The 2nd Law'. The Devon trio's sixth album shifted 108,000 copies in its first week of release, making it the fourth fastest-selling album of the year so far.


Read More On This Artist

Muse Merchandise
More News
Morrissey responds to lawsuit filed by former security guard
Peace reveal new single 'Lost On Me' - watch
Lana Del Rey left alone at the altar in wedding themed 'Ultraviolence' video
RSPCA 'grateful' for donation from punk band who sacked vet drummer over bestiality
Midweek chart update: Eric Clapton competing with Ed Sheeran for Number One spot
Gerard Way announces solo album details
Original Nirvana drummer Chad Channing says he would be up for a band reunion
Royal Blood: 'Jimmy Page told us to 'go and smash LA'
Jake Bugg has already shown ideas for third album with producer Rick Rubin
Robert Plant says he is 'disappointed and baffled' by Jimmy Page in ongoing Led...
Lily Allen is no longer working on 'Bridget Jones' musical
Damon Albarn reveals new musical will be based on a 'very beloved kids' book'
Damon Albarn to play London's Royal Albert Hall in November
R Kelly dropped as headliner at US festival following complaints over previous conduct
The Co-op to return to playing chart music following staff complaints
Jack White throws first pitch at Detroit Tigers game – watch
Damon Albarn's contribution to 'Lucy' soundtrack revealed – hear 'Sister...
Primus preparing to release 'Willy Wonka' tribute album
BBC Introducing Stage line-up announced for upcoming Reading and Leeds festivals
TV On The Radio announce new album 'Seeds'
Two more Led Zeppelin albums to be remastered and reissued
Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett release duet ahead of new collaboration album

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Featured Videos
Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Most Read News
Popular This Week
Inside NME.COM
On NME.COM Today