MUSE are hoping to spend the new year working out the follow up to 2003’s ’ABSOLUTION’ in a rehearsal space that will double as an impromptu concert hall.
The band recently completed a long world tour with two massive London shows – but they are keen to start going again soon.
“What I’d love to do is get a little space in London, like a kind of thing where we can do private gigs to rehearse the songs before we record them,” frontman Matt Bellamy told NME.COM.
“I think that’s a good vibe – getting people on message boards to come, so you get the pressure of a gig,” he explained. “As soon as you play a song in a gig situation you really work out. It really changes your whole concept.”
Muse plan to work again with producer Rich Costey for the new material, but will break up their recording time with another trek of the US as their profile has grown significantly there over the last year.
“This is the first time that we’ve ever had a kind of reaction [in the US], it’s the first time we’ve had any kind of vibe over here. We’ve always wanted to come here and spend time there, but we’ve never had the chance so,” Bellamy said.
He added: “We might do a tour of the kind of berserk states — the ones that voted for Bush: Texas, Oklahoma, Idaho, all that lot. We’re really going to [do it] proper.”