How does one begin to
describe Muse and their style of music, especially when you have seen
them live? I have tried throughout this Muse section to do so, but
now I need some help. I have decided I will use the outstanding song
"Butterflies and Hurricanes" for assistance. Watch
this video and see for
Once when tuning into the radio, the instrumental
break with Matt on piano was playing. You could imagine you were at
a Symphony Orchestral concert, such is the glorious anthemic sound
created by these three extremely talented musicians. Then as Matt's
vocals launched into the next verse, I am hearing a rock band, very
classy, but definitely a Rock Band! One with an ever changing disguise
and mountains of versatility.
The rendition of the
song tonight was nothing less than brilliant. The lines speak for
"Best, you've got to
be the best. Your time is now."
And now is Muse's
Matt, Dom and Chris
have finally taken Australia by storm, witnessed at their Big Day
Out appearances throughout the country. And by the end of this concert
tour, surely the most hardened doubters of Muse's devastating impact
and music ability, could not help but be caught up with these majestical
performances in a style that could easily be described as pomp-rock,
a genre of which I once heard and thought it described Muse most appropriately.
Tonight's show, from
the enthralling, frenzied bass introduction of "Hysteria" through
such highlights including "Sunburn", "Plug-in Baby", "Time is Running
Out" and encore "Stockholm Syndrome", kept the audience enslaved by
a breathtaking display of musical prowess that only a band like Muse
Matt's stage performance
is amazing, either found on his knees, jumping about the stage, then
behind the piano and back to guitar. This charisma is shared by the
antics of Dom and Chris and this is a band that knows how to get a crowd
involved in the music, and involved they definitely were, singing along
loudly, mainly to the songs from Absolution.
Unfortunately, not many at the front knew the words from the two earlier
albums. However, I'm sure that has changed. If they didn't own the albums
before, the chances are
they do now.
Sunburn was performed in Perth. Here it is live at BDO in Sydney,
The encore seemed brief
compared to the magnificence of their performance, and left the crowd
hungering for more.
Hopefully the enthusiastic
ovation given to Muse will keep Perth on their touring agenda.