De Staat are a rock band opening the floodgates to an intoxicating, even dizzying, array of genres, which is not particularly unusual for them. It’s been woven into their DNA since day one.
Through their own brand of rock more and more people are noticing them over the years, which led De Staat to landing some highly coveted support slots including The Rolling Stones in Amsterdam and a run with Muse across Europe with their blockbusting 2016 Drones tour.
Dutch alternative rock band De Staat have won the International Rock Video Of The Year award at this year’s UK Music Video Awards. The prize comes for the video for Kitty Kitty, the first single to be taken from the band’s fifth studio album Bubble Gum. Tonight in concert at La Nau.
Back in September, Muse recorded a cover of Duran Duran’s iconic 1982 track “Hungry Like The Wolf” for French music show Taratata, and the audio has finally been made widely available on YouTube.
The synth-pop powerhouse track fits perfectly with the tunes off of their latest album Simulation Theory, which are tinted with nostalgia and 80s style melodies. Muse’s rendition stays pretty true to the original anthemic song, as it’s led by the same legendary guitar riff.
Muse have momentarily paused their inquiry into on-stage levitation to release a new, Halloween-themed cover of The Cramps’ “New Kind of Kick.” The Tom Kirk-directed video resurrects the group’s spirit and style—Matt Bellamy evidently enjoys his role as Lux Interior, ass-shaking and crotch-thrusting with aplomb, while drummer Dom Howard makes little effort to tidy up his bloody nose. It’s billed as Muse’s “Halloween Special”; watch it below.