Radio X looks at the artists that will be coming back with new material in the next twelve months...Foals, Muse, Jamie T and more...
The stop-start nature of 2021 has meant a return of sorts for live music, but the world's artists and bands have still been busy in the old recording studio.
The year saw a number of great albums released, and next year looks even better. The release schedule is already filling up with new material from Foals, Jamie T, Muse, Kasabian, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and more. There's also the tantalising prospect of the return of Arctic Monkeys to look forward to...
Here's what's definitely on the album release schedule for 2022 - and who we think could be dropping an album at some point in the next twelve months...
Interpol - The Other Side Of Make Believe
Released on 15th July 2022
It's the seventh studio album from the New York trio and the follow-up to 2019's A Fine Mess.
The album was written during the COVID pandemic and has been preceded by the single Toni.
Beabadoobee - Beatopia
The second album from Beatrice Laus is due on 15th July 2022, via Dirty Hit.
It's the follow-up to the 2020 debut Fake It Flowers.
The first single from Beatopia is Talk.
Weezer - SZNZ
The US nerd-rockers are aiming to issue four mini-albums this year - one for each season.
Weezer - SZNZ: Spring was issued on 20th March and included the hit A Little Bit Of Love.
Weezer - SZNZ: Summer is released on 21st June 2022.
Weezer - SZNZ: Autumn is due on 22nd September 2022.
Weezer - SZNZ: Winter is to be released on 21st December 2022.
Jack White - Entering Heaven Alive
White's second album of 2022 arrives on 22nd July.
Jamie's long-awaited fifth album is his first since 2016's Trick.
Lead single is The Old Style Raiders, a Radio X Record Of The Week.
Jamie will headline the John Peel Stage at Glastonbury festival on Saturday night.
Kasabian - The Alchemist's Euphoria
The band's seventh studio album will be released on 5th August 2022.
It will be the first Kasabian album to be issued since the departure of former frontman Tom Meighan.
Check out the new single SCRIPTVRE here:
Easy Life - Maybe In Another Life...
Released 12th August 2022
The second album from the Leicester band.
It's the follow up to the 2021 debut Life's A Beach.
Pale Waves - Unwanted
Released 12th August 2022
The third album from the Manchester indie rockers
Unwanted follows My Mind Makes Noises (2018) and last year's Who Am I?
Hot Chip - Freakout/Release
Released 19th August 2022
The eighth album from the electronica quintet
It's the follow-up to 2019's A Bath Full Of Ecstasy
Panic! At The Disco - Viva Las Vengeance
Released on 19th August 2022
Brendon Urie returns with the seventh album under the Panic! name
It's the follow-up to 2018's Pray For The Wicked
Muse - Will Of The People
The trio will release their ninth studio album on 26th August.
Two singles have already been released: Won't Stand Down, Compliance and the title track has been made Radio X's Record Of The Week.
Matt Bellamy says of the new album: " “Will Of The People is influenced by the increasing uncertainty and instability in the world. This album is a personal navigation through those fears and preparation for what comes next.”
Embrace - How To Be A Person Like Other People
Released on 26th August 2022
The eighth album from Danny McNamara and co
It's the follow-ups to 2018's Love Is A Basic Need
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Cool It Down
The fifth album from the New York trio is released on 30th September 2022.
It's their first album since 2013's Mosquito and has been recorded with Dave Sitek
The lead single is Spitting Off The Edge Of The World