Albums We're Looking Forward To In 2016

22 January 2016, 10:32 | Updated: 22 January 2016, 10:50

Josh Homme and Iggy Pop 2016

Hunting down new songs and albums from your favourite artists and bands? Find out the releases set for 2016.

We're nearing the end of another great year for music, but with 2016 right around the corner, we've got plenty more epic albums in store. From difficult second albums to long-awaited comebacks, Radio X brings you most anticipated releases for next year.

January 2016 

Bloc Party - Hymns

Bloc Party 2015

Kele Okereke and Russell Lissack are joined by new members Justin Harris and Louise Bartle for the band's fifth album, due on 29 January.


February 2016


Foxes - All I Need 

After releasing singles Body Talk and Better Love, the singer's All I Need LP is scheduled to drop on 5 February. Foxes - real name Louisa Rose Allen - promises the follow-up to her debut Glorious album will be "stripped back" and "emotional."


The Cult - Hidden City

The Cult
The She Sells Sanctuary rockers are also releasing the final part of their trilogy of albums on 5 February next year. 

Jack Garratt - Phase

Jack Garratt press 2015
The BRITS Critic's Choice winner is destined for big things in 2016, which is why we're all eagerly awaiting his debut release on 19 February.

The 1975 - I Like It When You Sleep For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It


The Manchester band’s elaborately-titled second album is slated for release on 26 February 2016.


March 2016

The Coral - Distance In Between

The Coral band
The Scouse band are back with a bang in 2016, playing the likes of Liverpool Sound City festival and returning with their album on 4 March.

James - Girl At The End Of The World

James 2014
The Manchester seven-piece have confirmed their new album will be out on 18 March. 

Primal Scream - Chaosmosis

Primal Scream

Bobbie Gillespie and his crew will be bringing us the follow-up to their 2013 More Light album on 18 March.

Iggy Pop and Josh Homme - Post Pop Depression

Josh Homme and Iggy Pop 2016

The duo's secret album is no longer a secret: their co-written, self-funded project: Post Pop Depression is set for a release date in March. 

April 2016

The Last Shadow Puppets - Everything You've Come To Expect

Alex Turner and Miles Kane

After dropping two teaser trailers at the end of last year and a brand new video in Bad Habits this month, the duo have finally announced their wittily-titled album name and tracklisting. Staying true to their promise of "Spring," their Everything You've Come to Expect album will be released on 1 April. 

PJ Harvey -The Hope Six Demolition Project 

PJ Harvey

Harvey has announced that the follow-up to her Mercury-Prize winning Let England Shake is set for release on 15 April. 


To be confirmed...

Gorillaz - TBC

Albarn and Hewlett are working on a fifth outing for the cartoon combo, but it’s “early days”.


Kings Of Leon - TBC

Kings Of Leon

Caleb and Nathan Followill confirmed that they’re already working on album number seven during an interview with Sirius XM in June.


Radiohead - TBC


Much of 2014 and 2015 has been taken up with working on a ninth studio album, according to Phillip Selway, plus according to Jonny Greenwood, the band have recorded a ton of songs, which they're sorting through. If that's not enough to whet your appetite, these two songs Thom Yorke debuted with guitar parts for Jonny probably will. 


The Strokes - TBC

The Strokes

During a gig in Washington in September, Julian Casablancas confirmed that the band were back in the studio working on the follow-up to 2013’s Comedown Machine.



Smashing Pumpkins - TBC

Billy Corgan 2014

The follow-up to Monuments To An Elegy was to be called titled Day For Night, but Billy Corgan posted in February that he has changed the name and written all the material. It's looking like it will be released at some point in 2016.


Biffy Clyro - TBC

Biffy Clyro

The Biff have promised their next album will be "concise" and "aggressive" after last album Opposites came in at a whopping 20 tracks. They've just announced festival dates for 2016, so expect some new material soon.


The Killers - TBC

The Killers 2014
Frontman Brandon Flowers has told NME that the Las Vegas band were in "the early stages" of writing their next album. Asked when he thought it would be due, he replied: "at the end of 2016 maybe".

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