New Year, New Music… 2019 is a poignant year for new album releases, with many of our favourites dropping LP’s over the coming 12 months. Below are just some of the releases we are looking forward to.
Anteros – ‘When We Land’
Anteros are one of the country’s most exciting new bands. Their sound is infectious and they have an equally as impressive stage presence to match. A recent UK tour culminating in their biggest headline gig to date at The Garage suggests they are destined to stardom.
Peter Doherty – TBA
Confirmed via Instagram at the end of December, 2019 sees the solo return of Peter Doherty. He and the Puta Madres were on fine form in 2017, artistic and eloquent in music. We cannot wait to see what The Libertine founder has in store, especially given his newfound residency in Margate.
Liam Gallagher – TBA
Confirming on twitter that 2019 will see another solo album release, Liam Gallagher truly is cashing in on the success of 2017s ‘As You Were.’ What can we expect? Chaos, if one of his famously outrageous tweets seems to suggest:
“Back in the studio tday for a few more hits on the bong I love and adore you all as you were LG x”
Lana Del Rey – ‘Norman Fucking Rockwell’
Unconventionally named, ‘Norman Fucking Rockwell’ will be a nightmare for Lana Del Rey’s record label and PR family. Ditching its PG rating before even a note has been played, we’re sure it will be lyrically impressive. However, if “Venice Bitch” and “Mariners Apartment Complex” are anything to go by, ‘NFR’ won’t display any drastic changes in sound.
Bang Bang Romeo – ‘A Heartbreaker’s Guide To The Galaxy’
It is the free spirit and effortless talent of Bang Bang Romeo which has propelled the band to another level. 2018 was impressive, but 2019 will be the best year yet for the Doncaster formed band. ‘A Heartbreaker’s Guide To The Galaxy’ drops in June and will feature tracks new and old.
We’re so excited for this one. Oh, and they’re playing stadiums across Europe in 2019 too!
Rat Boy – ‘Internationally Unknown’
Rat Boy’s honest take on modern music is at times refreshing, 2019s ‘Internationally Unknown’ sees him team up with Rancid’s Tim Armstrong. Released on 25th January, it shows Cardy’s desire to obtain a mature, yet ever changing sound based upon a wide range of influences.
The 1975 – ‘Notes On A Conditional Form’
According to Matthew Healy, the ever confident lead singer of The 1975, ‘Notes On A Conditional Form’ has elements of UK garage in it. Given that he, perhaps wrongly, compared recent album ‘A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relations’ to Radiohead’s ‘OK Computer,’ we are very much excited to see whether his band can live up to the hype once more. It drops in May!
Tame Impala – TBA
They’ve just been announced as Coachella headliners and will no doubt be in the mix to top a number of UK festivals too. Tame Impala clearly are reaching a peak in their already long, successful existence. With Kevin Parker at the helm, any upcoming album will be greeted with huge musical scrutiny and expectation.
Foals – TBA
The Oxford band return in 2019 with new live dates and a new publishing deal following 2015s ‘What Went Down.’ Not much is known, the band tend to keep their production news in house. Though, it is almost certain the album will be released in 2019. Let’s hope they treat us to a number of festival dates too!
For now, try translating the tweet below:
Stormzy – TBA
Much like Tame Impala and their Coachella headline slot, Stormzy topping the bill at Glastonbury is no doubt a risk. However, he is perhaps THE most relevant, outspoken name in UK music at the minute. The follow up to ‘Gang Signs and Prayer’ is widely expected for release this year and will no doubt take aim at many of the country’s biggest issues. Grime is only going to get bigger!
Grimes – TBA
Grimes was seemingly more talked about in 2018 than any other year. However, the release of ‘We Appreciate Power’ in 2018 secures conversation back to her music. Ever active on twitter, the Canadian has confirmed an album is most likely in 2019, with a second to follow on a different label.
Kanye West – ‘YHANDI’
Ah, Kanye West… an enigma and a source of much discussion. These days, he is far more active on twitter than in the studio, though that comes with a life which is now entirely based upon his celebrity and controversy. Like it or not, his music is still genre defining. A series of releases in 2018 almost certainly lead to 2019s ‘Yhandi.’
Seen to be the follow up to Yeezus, this body of work is not only career defining, but is his final chance to turn conversation back to a music career which has been nothing short of revolutionary.
International Teachers of Pop – International Teachers of Pop’
Probably the album we’re most excited for on this list, International Teachers of Pop epitomise everything the music industry needs in 2019. Northern groove meets the 21st century in an album described as the third most important outsider pop album to come out of Sheffield. Big words!
Ian Brown – ‘Ripples’
Everyone is allowed a second chance, though musically Ian Brown seems to get more than anyone else. His solo career may not be to everyones taste, but it is clear that ‘Ripples’ is a source of major excitement for much of the indie community. Let’s hope they switched the studio auto-tuner on that day!
The Specials – ‘Encore’
2019 marks the release of new, original Specials material for the first time in 20 years. With an extensive UK tour encompassing much of the country, it is an exciting time to be a Specials fan. ‘Encore’ will be released on February 1st.
The Cure – TBA
With a mammoth worldwide tour in the pipeline, 2019 sees the release of the first Cure album in more than a decade. In an interview with SiriusXM, frontman Robert Smith said,“We’re going in about six weeks time to finish up (the album). It’s very exciting times for us all around.”
Calva Louise – ‘RHINOCEROS’
The London trio have gone from strength to strength in 2018, no doubt their debut album will be well received as we head into a new year. Recent single releases have seen a far more pop based sound, no doubt their influences and talents will come together when ‘RHINOCEROS’ drops on February 1st.
Fat White Family – TBA
No official word is out on this one, though combinations of mysterious henge dashing teasers and isolated festival outings all confirm that things are warming up in the Fat White Family camp. Yet another new look line up and a tweet from Trashmouth Records confirms that album three is in its way.
The world needs this chaotic musical outfit, and I guess nothing says pre-album excitement more than pebble-dashing does!
Red Rum Club – Matador
The latest signees of the heavenly Modern Sky UK Family, Red Rum Club is described as a world of ‘Spaghetti Western Rock’N’Roll’ giving good times like no other. We’ve heard it and quite frankly, it’s awesome!
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