MUSE are hoping to spend the new year working out the follow up to 2003s ABSOLUTION in a rehearsal space that will double as an impromptu concert hall.
The band recently completed a long world tour with two massive London shows - but they are keen to start going again soon.
"What Id love to do is get a little space in London, like a kind of thing where we can do private gigs to rehearse the songs before we record them," frontman Matt Bellamy told NME.COM.
"I think thats a good vibe - getting people on message boards Editor: Yes, that's plural! to come, so you get the pressure of a gig," he explained. "As soon as you play a song in a gig situation you really work out. It really changes your whole concept."
Muse plan to work again with producer Rich Costey for the new material, but will break up their recording time with another trek of the US as their profile has grown significantly there over the last year.
"This is the first time that weve ever had a kind of reaction [in the US], its the first time weve had any kind of vibe over here. Weve always wanted to come here and spend time there, but weve never had the chance so," Bellamy said.
He added: "We might do a tour of the kind of berserk states -- the ones that voted for Bush: Texas, Oklahoma, Idaho, all that lot. Were really going to [do it] proper."