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- Posted on Feb 28th 2011 1:30PM by Jody Thompson
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Talking to BBC 6Music, the rockers explained that they intended to start on their new album, their sixth, before the end of this year.
As for when it would be released, frontman Matt Bellamy said, "I'd like 2012 if possible but 2013 definitely."
It'll be the follow-up to 2009's 'The Resistance.' Bellamy said of the decision to move to London to record it, "We've actually never made a full album here, it'll be nice to all be based in the same place, we can go out and socialise.
"It also means we can make the album over a longer period of time without having to pressurise it into a three-week studio session. You can spread it out more."
The band -- including bass player Christopher Wolstenholme and drummer Dominic Howard -- have a handful of gigs planned in South America through March and April supporting U2, in what they call "casual touring."
Bellamy explained, "We're trying to do a couple of gigs every month to keep ourselves fresh and keeps ourselves active, then we probably will start making the album towards the end of the year."
Talking about moving to London later this year from Devon, Wolstenholme said, "It'll be the first time the and have lived in the same place for 12 year, as I was in Devon, Dom was in France and Matt in Italy.
"We're going to give it a go and I think it will be great for the band."