2018 is creeping up on us and with that, news is starting to trickle out on who exactly is preparing to hit us with new music in 2018. Come the new year, there’s some Alt 105.3 favorites who are to set to release their first new music in a while.
Fall Out Boy – M A N I A (January 19, 2018)
The band wasn’t happy with the finished product that “M A N I A” was & pushed it back from a September release to an early 2018 one, so hopefully it’s worth the wait.
Arctic Monkeys – TBA
Arctic Monkeys have taken their sweet time on giving us the follow-up to 2013’s hugely successful ‘AM’. They began work on their sixth studio album in September & we can expect new music in 2018.
The 1975 – ‘Music For Cars’ (TBA)
It’ll have a shorter name than 2016’s ‘i like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it’. & the band has been hinting at the follow-up being ready in 2018 for a while now.
Tool – TBA
Could 2018 FINALLY be the year for a new Tool album?
Vampire Weekend – TBA
It’s been nearly 5 years since Vampire Weekend’s last album ‘Modern Vampires Of The City,’ but the band appears ready to end their silence soon.
Alice Merton – TBA
The Not So Silent Night 2017 performer has seen huge success on her debut single “No Roots” & her debut album, or at very least an EP, should be expected in early 2018.
MGMT – ‘Little Dark Age’ (February 2018)
MGMT have already given us two tracks from their first album since 2013. ‘Little Dark Age’ is set to come out in February.
Vance Joy – ‘Like Gold’ (February 2018)
Not So Silent Night 2017 player Vance Joy will have plenty of new music to play for us in advance of the release of ‘Like Gold’ early next year.
Sofi Tukker – TBA
You can’t escape their current single “Best Friend,” which has put these indie darlings on a trajectory for much bigger things in 2018.
Franz Ferdinand – ‘Always Ascending’ (February 9, 2018)
Another band who has taken their time on a new record, the Scottish indie rockers will give us their first new album since 2013 in the new year.
A Perfect Circle – TBA
Oh, you were expecting a new Tool album? Yeah, no idea when that’s happening, but APC are expected to release their first new album in well over a decade in 2018.
Panic! At The Disco – TBA
2016’s “Death of a Bachelor” solidified the Panic! At The Disco revival & became the band’s first #1 album. Brendon Urie began working on new music as of early 2017 so we might get new Panic! at some point in the coming year.
Muse – TBA
Muse gave us “Dig Down” this past summer and have been posting plenty of footage on Instagram of their recent studio time, so it seems we’ll have a new album by the spring, right?
Thirty Seconds To Mars – TBA
30STM delivered their first new song since 2013 back in August with “Walk On Water”. A new album is expected within the next few months.
Interpol – TBA
The sixth studio album from Interpol has been in the works since 2016 & can be expected in 2018.
Finish Ticket – TBA
Our favorite band from Alameda is prepping the long-awaited follow-up to 2016’s “When Night Becomes Day” EP.
The Offspring – TBA
Even though they haven’t released an album since 2012, The Offspring have played some huge Bay Area shows over the past few years & another should be on the way with the release of a new album in 2018.
Jack White – TBA
Jack White has reportedly been hard at work on a follow-up to 2014’s “Lazaretto” since early 2017.
twenty one pilots – TBA
The band officially closed the ‘Blurryface’ era this past summer with a series of cryptic tweets. We have no idea if something is coming in 2018, or if they’ll take their time, but we’re due for a follow-up to their massive 2015 album.
AWOLNATION – “Here Comes The Runts” (February 2, 2018)
We received our first taste of new AWOLNATION music this October in the form of ‘Passion’. A new album is ready to go for 2018.
The Neighbourhood – “To Imagine” EP (January 12, 2018)
September’s “Hard – EP” will be followed up with another new EP in January.
X Ambassadors – TBA
The follow-up to 2015’s “VHS” is coming in 2018.
Bastille – TBA
Bastille singer, Dan Smith, says the band has plenty of songs ready for a follow-up to 2016’s ‘Wild World’.
Gorillaz – TBA
Fresh off of the release of 2017’s 26-track ‘Humanz,’ Gorillaz apparently have a lot more left for another new album.
Keep checking back here for more new album news.