Muse Album Artwork Kyle Lambert
The News

Muse Collaborate With Stranger Things Artist For Simulation Theory Artwork

Kyle Lambert nailed it,” drummer Dom Howard tells Kerrang!.

Muse drummer Dom Howard has revealed the inspiration behind the artwork for their new album, Simulation Theory. 

It was my idea to create something that looked like a film poster,” the drummer tells Kerrang!. I’ve wanted to do that for a few albums – some kind of slightly vintage movie poster. That hasn’t worked out, but this time, once we started working on videos with this director, Lance Drake, we realised it would be cool.”

To realise their vision, the trio approached Los Angeles-based digital artist Kyle Lambert, who created the stunning artwork for Netflix show Stranger Things and the Steven Spielberg 2011 film Super 8

Lambert Artwork

We wanted to do it properly: we had to find the right person, it had to be illustrated by hand, it had to actually look like a movie poster,” explains Dom. We looked at a few different people, but I knew that Kyle, who did Stranger Things, would be the one. I’d seen a load of his work aside from Stranger Things and I knew he could nail it. Colour-wise and stylistically, we gave him a little direction, and he knew exactly what to do. And now I’m glad that the idea finally came to light. Plus, at night time, on an LED billboard, it’ll look awesome!”

Simulation Theory will be released on November 9 through Warner Bros. The band play London’s Royal Albert Hall in December. 

Posted on October 30th 2018, 2:00p.m.
Read More
Holding Absence in The K! Pit
Melodic post-hardcore crew Holding Absence hit The K! Pit in association with Nordic Spirit at Blondies, our favourite East London dive bar.
Svalbard in The K! Pit
Brit metallers Svalbard hit The K! Pit in association with Nordic Spirit at Blondies, our favourite East London dive bar.
10 rock and hip-hop crossover events we'd love to see

With ALT+LDN – London’s first hip-hop and alternative rock festival – happening next week, here’s 10 rock and hip-hop crossover events we’d like to see…

From Washington to Wembley: The story of Foo Fighters' Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace

As Foo Fighters began to settle into their role as one of the world’s biggest bands, their sixth album Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace propelled them to even greater heights…