Muse hope to release their next album in 2015.

The 'Madness' rockers have spoken about their next record being ''stripped back'' and are already working on the follow up to their sixth studio album 'The Second Law'.

Frontman Matt Bellamy told music website Triple J: ''We haven't had a chance to rehearse them out yet.

''We'll take a break next year for a little few months and then we'll get in the studio.

''If it all goes very well, the new album could well be early 2015 or late 2015. Christmas 2014 might be [when we release] our next single.''

The 35-year-old musician, who is engaged to actress Kate Hudson, said he wants to ''reconnect'' with the oldest elements of Muse - which also includes Christopher Wolstenholme and Dominic Howard - and he is keen to experiment less on the new songs.

He previously said: ''I've got a pretty good picture of what I'd like the next album to be like.

''It's the comedown and the sort of waking up the next day being like, 'What the f*ck, what the f*ck? That was crazy'. I kind of feel like it will be nice to reconnect and remind ourselves of just the basics of who we are.''

He added: ''I have this strong feeling that the next album should be something that really does strip away the additional things that we've experimented with on the last two albums, which is electronics, symphonics and orchestral work and all that kind of stuff.''