Muse are working on the follow up to 2009's hugely successful 'The Resistance' and have waned fans that it may have a much "softer" sound than they are used to from the band.

Speaking to NME at yesterday's Ivor Novellos, drummer Dominic Howard and bassist Chris Wolstenholme said "Matt [Bellamy} showed me a few chords recently," he said. "Who knows, it might be softer rock, but then it's up to me and Chris to make it heavy again. A heavy rock lullaby! But I'm sure it will move forward in some way."

The boys revealed plans to begin recording in the Autumn.
"We've got Reading Festival in August and maybe a few weeks off after that. So September, October time we’ll get into the studio and start writing and working on the songs."

Muse were honoured with the award for International Achievement at the Ivor Novellos in London yesterday.