Review: Muse – ‘Psycho’

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Classic Muse

Irrepressible riff, eccentric vocals, what more could you want?

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Muse are well and truly back. After teasing fans over the last few weeks with instagram snippets and curious hashtags, the Devon-based trio announced a very impromptu six-date UK tour this month to celebrate their 7th studio album Drones.

This has been very quickly followed by the release of ‘Psycho’, which the Muse fanatics out there will recognise the riff from concert outros dating back 15 years, which has already been described by singer Matt Bellamy as “too offensive for radio”. The singer has also said that the new record will “strip away the additional things that we’ve experimented with on the last two albums”, which is evident in the new track as there’s no orchestra or electronics – just a heavy riff, drums and Bellamy’s infectious and eccentric vocals.

In summary, ‘Psycho’ is a brilliant return from Muse, a throwback to their first four albums, with those political views and that heavy rock sound extremely evident once again. An absolute winner.

Unfortunately, as their tour is at six very intimate venues (in comparison to their last, stadium, tour) tickets sold out within a matter of minutes. They are headlining Download festival though and are guaranteed to put on an incredible show.

‘Psycho’ is out now via The Warehouse studio.

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