Muse has to be one of the most underated bands out there. I started listening to them in 2004, flabbergasted that I hadn't heard of them before and shocked to find out that they had already had three albums out by then. In fact, they had formed in 1994!
Of course, them being British and very progressive, means that the mainstream public here in North America doesn't pay them much attention. It's the media's fault, really, as I barely see any coverage on this immensely talented band.
And when I say immensely, I mean it. These boys are insane. There is only three of them but I swear it sounds like a whole army is backing them. Their live performances are outstanding to say the least, and I can't help but wonder where the hell they get their energy from. I find it exhausting sometimes just listening to them.
If you've never heard of Muse and you like bands such as Radiohead or Queens of the Stoneage (or actually QUEEN because Muse's bravado, opulence and...epicness, for lack of a better word...seems very much influenced by Freddy and the gang), then give Muse a listen. They will blow your socks off and you can't help but be impressed by Matt Bellamy's raging falsetto. They are one of my favourite bands of this generation and deserve all the praise and recognition they can get.
Anyhoo, to dress "inspired by Muse" involved some thinking outside of the box. I wanted something flamboyant, dressy, engergetic, slightly dirty (hence the stairway) and British. I immediately thought of my ASOS sequin skirt which for the life of me I have no idea why I have (must have been one of those drunken online shopping escapades) but it seemed to fulfill its purpose here, especially when I wore it over a sequined dress. Pair that with my zipper ankle boots and tuxedo jacket and I was feeling very "Hysteria."