Playing atop several obelisk-like-sci-fi-podiums is pretty normal for a band as absurdly over the top as Muse. This is - of course - a very good thing indeed.
They haven't faltered from their usual apocalyptic, progressive, ear-canal invasions. Just listening to the start of The Resistance - out February 22 - is enough to make you build a bunker in your back garden out of tin foil and headphone wires, in preparation for global doom. A bit like that bloke in 24 who tried to kidnap Elisha Cuthbert.
But it all comes with that positive tinge of survivalist speed and strength we've come to expect. We love Muse. Clearly. Despite them banging on about, you know, 'the end'.