Muse: ‘We tried to make ‘anti-dubstep’ with ‘Unsustainable”

Chris Wolstenholme also talks to NME Radio about 'The 2nd Law', touring and the Olympics

A brand new interview with Muse aired last night (August 20) on NME Radio, in which the band address the ‘dubstep’ rumours surrounding their new album.

Bassist Chris Wolstenholme admitted that there is a dubstep influence on the song ‘Unsustainable’, but added that the whole point was to create that sound with real instruments instead of computers and technology.

“It was almost a sort of anti-dubstep in a way,” he said. “We like that kind of music, more so for the sounds really. The sounds that are used in dubstep are so extreme. It’s like this sonic assault on your ears.” He added that ‘Unsustainable’ is “the most ‘out there’ thing on the album” and not representative of the record as a whole.

Scroll down to listen to Wolstenholme chatting to presenter Michelle Owen about this as well as performing at the closing ceremony of the London Olympics 2012 and their official track for the sporting event, the song ‘Survival’. He also discussed the band’s forthcoming new LP ‘The 2nd Law’ along with their future tour plans.

Yesterday, Muse debuted their brand new single ‘Madness’, which is taken from ‘The 2nd Law’, the follow-up to 2009’s ‘The Resistance’.

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.