The most anticipated new albums of 2022

14 June 2022, 14:54 | Updated: 4 July 2022, 16:16

Three artists with new material on the way in 2022: Foals, Muse and Jamie T
Three artists with new material on the way in 2022: Foals, Muse and Jamie T. Picture: Press

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...

  1. Interpol - The Other Side Of Make Believe

    Interpol - The Other Side Of Make Believe album artwork
    Interpol - The Other Side Of Make Believe album artwork. Picture: Press
    • 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.
  2. Beabadoobee - Beatopia

    Beabadoobee - Beatopia album artwork
    Beabadoobee - Beatopia album artwork. Picture: Press
    • 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.
  3. Weezer - SZNZ

    Weezer - SZNZ: Summer album artwork
    Weezer - SZNZ: Summer album artwork. Picture: Press
    • 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.
  4. Jack White - Entering Heaven Alive

    Jack White - Entering Heaven Alive album artwork
    Jack White - Entering Heaven Alive album artwork. Picture: Press
  5. Jamie T - The Theory Of Whatever

    Jamie T - The Theory Of Whatever album artwork
    Jamie T - The Theory Of Whatever album artwork. Picture: Press
    • Released on 29th July 2022
    • 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.
  6. Kasabian - The Alchemist's Euphoria

    Kasabian - The Alchemist's Euphoria album artwork
    Kasabian - The Alchemist's Euphoria album artwork. Picture: Press
    • 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:
  7. Easy Life - Maybe In Another Life...

    Easy Life - Maybe In Another Life... album artwork
    Easy Life - Maybe In Another Life... album artwork. Picture: Press
    • Released 12th August 2022
    • The second album from the Leicester band.
    • It's the follow up to the 2021 debut Life's A Beach.
  8. Pale Waves - Unwanted

    Pale Waves - Unwanted album artwork
    Pale Waves - Unwanted album artwork. Picture: Press
    • 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?
  9. Hot Chip - Freakout/Release

    Hot Chip - Freakout/Release album artwork
    Hot Chip - Freakout/Release album artwork. Picture: Press
    • Released 19th August 2022
    • The eighth album from the electronica quintet
    • It's the follow-up to 2019's A Bath Full Of Ecstasy
  10. Panic! At The Disco - Viva Las Vengeance

    Panic! At The Disco - Viva Las Vengeance album artwork
    Panic! At The Disco - Viva Las Vengeance album artwork. Picture: Press
    • 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
  11. Muse - Will Of The People

    Muse - Will Of The People album artwork
    Muse - Will Of The People album artwork. Picture: Press
    • 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.”
  12. Embrace - How To Be A Person Like Other People

    Embrace - How To Be A Person Like Other People album artwork
    Embrace - How To Be A Person Like Other People album artwork. Picture: Press
    • 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
  13. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Cool It Down

    Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Cool It Down album artwork
    Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Cool It Down album artwork. Picture: Press
    • 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
  14. Arctic Monkeys - TBC

    Arctic Monkeys in 2018: they're set to return in 2022!
    Arctic Monkeys in 2018: they're set to return in 2022! Picture: Zackery Michael/Press

    Alex Turner and co have announced a slew of festival dates for 2022, including headline slots at Reading + Leeds festivals in August. So it's highly likely that the band will use the opportunity to unveil the new material they've been working on for the past couple of years. More news on the album as we get it.

  15. The Cure - TBC

    The Cure in 2021: the band have already lined up a huge European tour for 2022
    The Cure in 2021: the band have already lined up a huge European tour for 2022. Picture: Andy Vella/Press

    Robert Smith and his crew haven't issued a new album since 2008's 4:13 Dream, but the follow-up has been in the pipeline for a while now. With a working title of Live From The Moon, Smith is so sure of a release for the new record that he's booked a European tour for October through to December 2022.