Albums We're Looking Forward To In 2016
22 January 2016, 10:32 | Updated: 22 January 2016, 10:50
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.
Bloc Party - Hymns
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.
Foxes - All I Need
The Cult - Hidden City
Jack Garratt - Phase
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.
The Coral - Distance In Between
James - Girl At The End Of The World
Primal Scream - Chaosmosis
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
The Last Shadow Puppets - Everything You've Come To Expect
PJ Harvey -The Hope Six Demolition Project
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
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
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
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
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.