10 Album Releases you should look forward to in 2018

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Like 2017, 2018 promises to be a great year, jam-packed with some great album releases from amazing artists. I’m pretty sure that there’s some pretty amazing music coming our way next year.

Here are 10 Album Releases you should look forward to in 2018

Jack White – Title and release date TBA: According to musical genius himself: “It’s good gardening music or roofing music or, you know, back-alley stabbing music. I’m trying to think of some good activities that people haven’t written songs for yet.” I don’t know about you guys, but if it’s anything as awesome as 2014’s Lazaretto or 2012’s Blunderbluss, I’m pretty sure that we’ll be blown away, yet again.

Black Rebel Motorcycle ClubWrong Creatures: They haven’t released an album in the last 5 years and I’m pretty damn excited about it. The album will be released on the 12th of January 2018. BRMC announced the album on the 12th of September 2017 and have already released the first single (“Little Thing Gone Wild”), have a listen to it below.

Awolnation – Here Come the Runts: This album will be released in February 2018 and be followed by a tour to promote their album. The band have already released the first single (“Seven Sticks of Dynamite”) off the album to promote it. Crank it up below.

The Prodigy – Title and Release date TBA: In December 2017 The Prodigy premiered 3 new songs at live shows in Europe (“Resonate”, “Need Some 1” and “Boom Tap”) which is most likely from their new album being released in early 2018. Let’s hope they come back to SA again in 2018 to promote their new album.

Arctic Monkeys – Title and release date TBA: Not much has been said so far, but bassist Nick O’Malley has confirmed the band have been recording at a “secret location”. The band have not released an album in the last 4 years, so I’m looking forward to cranking up some new Arctic Monkeys in 2018.

The Vaccines – Combat Sports: The band aired three tracks from their upcoming record in 2017: ‘Surfing In The Sky’, ‘Your Love Is My Favourite Band’ and ‘Rolling Stones’. According to Justin Young: “It sort of builds on the musicality of ‘English Graffiti’, but I think there’s a lot more of spirit and energy from ‘What Did You Expect…’ [It’s about] sex and love, and love lost.” The album will be released in April 2018.

The Offspring – Title and release date TBA: According to Dexter Holland & Noodles: “We’ve got a few songs already done. We wanna do a couple more, and we definitely want to get something out soon. Our fans have waited long enough, I think, so we wanna get something in their hands that they can listen to and hold, and put in their ears.” They haven’t released an album since 2012, so this better be good.

DZ Deathrays – Bloody Lovely: This Aussie band is coming to South Africa in March 2018 and they will most likely be jamming tunes off this album. The album will be released in February 2018 and promises to be one of most energetic rock releases of the year. They’ve already released the first single (“Total Meltdown”) to promote it. Crank it up, you won’t be disappointed.

The Black Cat Bones – Title and release date TBA: Rumor has it that South African Blues Rock aficionados The Black Cat Bones are working on a new album and if it’s going to be anything like 2013’s Beatipiller it’s most likely going to blow you away. On the 8th of December 2017 the band released a brand new single (“The World’s in the Halos”) as a Christmas present for their fans. This tune will most likely be on their new album (which will probably be released in 2018).

The Tazers – Title and release date TBA: This South African band had a kick-ass 2017 and will most likely continue their success in 2018. In an interview with yours truly at Oppikoppi 2017, the band confirmed that their next release will “most likely be an album”. Let’s hold thumbs and hope that this happens.

Which album are you most excited about? Leave a comment and let me know. Feedback is appreciated and welcome here.

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