Muse collaboration with The Streets was "a bit of a laugh"

Muse: horsing around, as usual.
Muse: horsing around, as usual.

It's hard to imagine Matt Bellamy doing anything lightheartedly, but he and his bandmates have revealed that Who Knows Who, a collaborative effort with Mike Skinner of The Streets that's recently surfaced on the internet, is nothing more than the sound of a few musicians larking about.

The song, on which Muse provide the backing and Skinner the vocals, had been tipped by some to appear on The Streets new album, but a message on the Muse website puts this rumour to bed.

"The track was the result of a late night jam session and something we did for a bit of a laugh featuring a blues riff we have been playing live recently upon which Skinner recorded some vocals," it says. "It is not intended to be a serious release so we are happy for it to be leaked around unofficially".

This being the case, MusicRadar is more than happy to direct you to a place where you can download the song. Decide for yourself whether it's japery or genius.

Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.