Muse have revealed that they are around halfway finished writing their next album, and that it will feature collaborations with an orchestra. Frontman Matt Bellamy joked to BBC 6music that the follow-up to 2006's 'Black Holes And Revelations' would be suitable for classical music radio station Classic FM, then said that he expected to band to be on tour during the tail end of 2009. "A symphonic album has turned up here," he said, "like a full collaboration with an orchestra. There's definitely a few things on the album which are segueing into each other and it's all very orchestral, but that could take over the album, so it could actually be kind of classical act basically, and move away from rock all together. "We'll be knocking on Classic FM's door, you know?" Speaking about the band's schedule he added: "I'd say we're about halfway there [writing the album]. Probably autumn time or something like that I should think we'll be back on the road." Muse won three awards at the Shockwaves NME Awards last Wednesday (February 25): Best Live Band, Best Album Artwork (for live album 'HAARP') and Sexiest Male for Bellamy.