The most anticipated new albums for 2024

2 January 2024, 10:05 | Updated: 12 February 2024, 17:41

Back with a new album for 2024: Liam Gallagher & John Squire; Vampire Weekend and The Snuts
Back with a new album for 2024: Liam Gallagher & John Squire; Vampire Weekend and The Snuts. Picture: Press

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2024's new album releases promise an eclectic mix of albums across genres - from established acts exploring new creative dimensions to rising stars pushing the boundaries of music, the next 12 months looks set to deliver an array of treats.

From the return of The Libertines and Green Day to new music from the likes of The Last Dinner Party and Declan McKenna, what's going to be the soundtrack of YOUR 2024? Will the long-awaited collaboration between Liam Gallagher and John Squire be the highlight of the year?

Here's what's definitely on the album release schedule for the rest of 2024 - and who we think could be dropping an album at some point in the next twelve months...

  1. Cast - Love Is The Call

    • Release date: 16th February 2024
    • The first new material from John Power and co since 2017's Kicking Up The Dust.
    • Love Is The Call and Love You Like I Do are the two previews.

    Love Is The Call (Official Video)

  2. Grandaddy - Blu Wav

    • Release date: 16th February 2024
    • The seventh album from the Californian lo-fi heroes fronted by Jason Lytle.
    • The lead single is Watercooler, take a listen.

    Grandaddy - Watercooler

  3. Idles: Tangk

    • Release date 16th February 2024
    • The fifth album from the Bristol post-punk band.
    • Their previous album was 2021's Crawler.
    • First single is Dancer, which features James Murphy and Nancy Whang from LCD Soundsystem.

    IDLES - DANCER (Official Video)

  4. The Snuts - Millennials

    • The Glasgow band's third album is expected on 23rd February 2024.
    • The singles Gloria and Dreams have been issued this year as trailers for the follow-up to 2022's Burn The Empire and 2021's debut W.L.

    The Snuts - Gloria (Official Music Video)

  5. MGMT - Loss Of Life

    • Release date 23rd February 2024
    • The fifth studio album from the duo of Andrew VanWyngarden and Benjamin Goldwasser.
    • Their last outing was 2018's Little Dark Age
    • Take a listen to the first single Mother Nature here:

    MGMT - Mother Nature (Official Music Video)

  6. Liam Gallagher and John Squire

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  7. Yard Act - Where's My Utopia?

    • Release date 1st March 2024
    • The second album from the Leeds band is the follow-up to their 2022 debut Overload.
    • The album has been previewed by the singles Dream Job, Petroleum and We Make Hits.

    Yard Act - We Make Hits

  8. Kaiser Chiefs’ Easy Eighth Album

    • Release date 1st March 2024
    • The Leeds band return for their - guess what - eighth studio album.
    • It's the follow-up to 2019's Duck.
    • The new material includes the Nile Rodgers co-write Feeling Alright, Jealousy, Beautiful Girl and Job Centre Shuffle.
    • Kaiser Chiefs have announced a full UK tour for April 2024.

    Kaiser Chiefs - Feeling Alright (Visualiser)

  9. Everything Everything - Mountainhead

    Everything Everything - Cold Reactor (Official Video)

  10. The Libertines All Quiet on the Eastern Esplanade

    • Release date 8th March 2024.
    • The band's fourth studio album is their first since 2015's Anthems For Doomed Youth
    • The new material was started in Jamaica and finished in February and March 2023 at their own Albion Rooms in Margate
    • Lead single Run Run Run is a former Radio X Record Of The Week

    Run Run Run

  11. The Jesus And Mary Chain - Glasgow Eyes

    • Release date 8th March 2024.
    • William and Jim Reid release their eighth studio album.
    • It's their first studio effort in seven years, following 2017's Damage And Joy.
    • Their 1985 debut Psychocandy was one of the key albums of the 1980s.

    The Jesus And Mary Chain - Chemical Animal (Official Audio)

  12. The Black Crowes - Happiness Bastards

    • Release date 15th March 2024
    • The Atlanta, Georgia rockers return wuth their first album of new material in 16 years.
    • To support their tenth studio album, the band will be playing a series of UK shows:
    • 14th May 2024 Manchester O2 Apollo
    • 15th May 2024 London Eventim Apollo
    • 17th May 2024 Newcastle O2 City Hall
    • 18th May 2024 Wolverhampton, The Civic at The Halls

    Wanting and Waiting

  13. The Dandy Warhols - Rockmaker

    • Release date 15th March 2024
    • The garage rock revivalists are back with their twelfth studio album.
    • It's the follow-up to their three-hour-long 2020 album Tafelmuzik Means More When You're Alone.
    • The punsome Danzig With Myself single features Pixies man Black Francis.

    The Dandy Warhols - Danzig With Myself ft. Frank Black

  14. Elbow - Audio Vertigo

    • The band have confirmed a full UK tour in May 2024 to "accompany the release of their 10th album".
    • The new LP, Audio Vertigo, is released on 22nd March.
    • Their last release was 2021's Flying Dream 1.
    • The first single is called Lovers' Leap
  15. Sum 41 - Heaven :x: Hell

    • Release date 29th March 2024.
    • The Canadian pop punk outfit fronted by Deryck Whibley are set to issue their final album.
    • They're due to play their very last show in Toronto on 30th January 2025.
    • Singles include Landmines and Rise Up.

    Sum 41 – Rise Up (Official Music Video)

  16. Vampire Weekend - Only God Was Above Us

    • The band's fifth album is released on 5th April 2024.
    • The band - fronted by Ezra Koenig - have announced that they will issue two new songs, Capricorn and Gen-X Cops, on Friday 16th February.
    • The follow-up to Father Of The Bride, the new album was written by Koenig between 2019 and 2020 and the lyrical content reportedly concerns "20th Century New York".
    • Read more: Vampire Weekend announce new album Only God Was Above Us

    Only God Was Above Us (Album Trailer)

  17. The Black Keys - Ohio Players

    • Release date: 5th April 2024
    • The twelfth album from Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney is the follow-up to 2022's Dropout Boogie.
    • Lead single Beautiful People (Stay High) has been a Radio X Record Of The Week.

    The Black Keys - Beautiful People (Stay High) (Official Lyric Video)

  18. Feeder - Black/Red

    • Release date 5th April 2024.
    • A double album from Grant Nicholas and Taka Hirose is due in 2024
    • The band's twelfth album Torpedo was released in 2022
    • The band released two singles on the same day in October: ELF and Playing With Fire.

    Feeder - Playing With Fire

  19. James - Yummy

    • Release date 12th April 2024.
    • The veteran Manchester band issue their 18th studio album.
    • Last year, the band released the orchestral record Be Opened By The Wonderful to mark their 40th anniversary.
    • The first single Is This Love is out now.

    James - Is This Love (Official Audio)

  20. Sea Girls - Midnight Butterflies

    • Releaase date 14th June 2014.
    • The third album from the London indie band, fronted by Henry Camamile.
    • It's the follow-up to 2022's Homesick and features the new single I Want You To Know Me.

    Sea Girls - I Want You To Know Me - (Official Music Video)

  21. Kasabian - Happenings: TBC

    Serge Pizzorno on Kasabian playing Leicester

    • Serge Pizzorno told Radio X that the band's eighth album is finished.
    • He said: "This album was made during sort of touring, which we’ve never really done before and that’s kind of fed into this joyous, huge, big tune album and from it we’re gonna do our own happenings, so it made sense that’s what the album is gonna be called.”
    • Kasabian's Summer Solstice II will take place in Leicester on 6th July.
  22. Blossoms - TBC

    • To Do List (After The Break Up) is the first new material from the Stockportsiders since their 2022 album Ribbon Around The Bomb.
    • Charlie's dad has been ranking all their new songs!
    • The band play an enormous show at Manchester's Wythenshawe Park on Sunday 25th August 2024.

    Blossoms - To Do List (After The Breakup) ft. Findlay

  23. The Cure - Songs Of A Lost World: release date TBC

    • It's now over a year since Robert Smith and co began premiering new tracks from The Cure's long, long-awaited fourteenth album and the band have been playing them on their North and South American live dates this year. Could 2024 be finally the year we get a new Cure record?

    The Cure - ENDSONG - Shows Of A Lost World - Live Mix 2022 #4 [Multi Lyrics - MultiCam]

  24. Brandon Flowers - TBC

    • The Killers frontman told NME: “I’m making a solo record right now! I almost had it wrapped up. I feel like it embodies a little bit of my first two solo records, but obviously there’s so much more living that I’ve done in the seven years since my last effort. I’ve got a lot more insight and things that I’ve absorbed. I’m really loving how it’s turning out.”
    • This would be the follow-up to 2010's Flamingo and 2015's The Desired Effect.
    • Meanwhile, The Killers dropped a preview of a new track on Christmas Day 2023, but it's not known yet if this is part of a full album, or another stand-alone release like Your Side Of Town. Some Killers commentators have noted that this may be a song Flowers has referred to called We Did It In The Name Of Love.