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New Indie Albums 2021 Release List

2021 is going to be another exciting year for the indie music scene and the beginning of a new decade. With lots of new albums from bands such as Foo Fighters, Django Django and Maximo Park in the making, 2021 promises to be just as good as 2020. While some records already have a definite release date and title, others are in early production stages or have merely been announced.

Debut albums have been confirmed for TV Priest (Feb 5), Arlo Parks (Jan 29) and The Luka State (Jan 29). Black Honey, Tom Grennan and Pale Waves have announced their sophomore albums. New albums are also expected for Roosevelt, Cloud Nothings, Royal Blood and London Grammar.

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Rescheduled / postponed albums

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, many artists decided to postpone their albums. We’ve added an additional column showing the original release date for any rescheduled albums.

This list is regularly updated, so check back soon for new information.

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New Indie Albums 2021

DateArtistAlbumLabelRescheduled from
Jan 1The Dirty NilFuck ArtDine Alone
Jan 8Aaron FrazerIntroducing...Dead Oceans
Jan 8Henrik AppelHumanityPNKSLM Recordings
Jan 8LiceWastelandSettled Law
Jan 8PassengerSongs for the Drunk and Broken HeartedNettwerk Records
Jan 9Casper ClausenBetter WayCity Slang
Jan 15You Me At SixSUCKAPUNCHUnderdog / AWAL
Jan 15Buck MeekTwo SaviorsKeeled Scales
Jan 15CelesteCelestePolydor
Jan 15Midnight SisterPainting The RosesJagjaguwar
Jan 15Pearl CharlesMagic MirrorKanine Records
Jan 15Pom PokoCheaterBella Union
Jan 15ShameDrunk Tank PinkDead Oceans
Jan 15Sleaford ModsSpare RibsRough Trade
Jan 15Fickle FriendsWeird YearsCooking Vinyl
Jan 22James Yorkston And The Second Hand OrchestraThe Wide, Wide RiverDomino
Jan 22KinlawThe Tipping ScaleBayonet
Jan 22Lonely The BraveThe Hope List
Jan 22Moon TaxiSilver Dream12th South Records
Jan 22RhyeHomeVista
Jan 22Still CornersThe Last ExitWrecking Light Records
Jan 29Anna B SavageA Common TurnCity Slang
Jan 29Arlo ParksCollapsed In SunbeamsTransgressive Records
Jan 29BaioDead Hand ControlGlassnote
Jan 29Clap Your Hands Say YeahNew FragilityCYHSY, Secretly Distribution
Jan 29Goat GirlOn All Fours
Jan 29LuceroWhen You Found MeThirty Tigers
Jan 29Modern HinterlandDiving BellFandango
Jan 29Steven WilsonThe Future Bites
Jan 29The Besnard LakesThe Besnard Lakes Are The Last Of The Great Thunderstorm WarningsFat Cat
Jan 29The Luka StateFall In Fall OutShelter / BMG
Feb 5Black Country, New RoadFor the first timeNinja Tune
Feb 5Colin MacleodHold FastSo Recordings
Feb 5Foo FightersMedicine at MidnightRoswell, RCA
Feb 5Kid KapichiThis Time Next Yearself-released
Feb 5Peace ChordPeace ChordUnheard of Hope
Feb 5Sarah Mary ChadwickMe and Ennui Are Friends, BabyBa Da Bing!
Feb 5slowthaiTyron
Feb 5Sun JuneSomewhereRun For Cover Records
Feb 5TV PriestUppersSub Pop
Feb 5The Hold SteadyOpen Door PolicyThirty Tigers
Feb 5The StavesGood WomenAtlantic
Feb 12A.A.WilliamsSongs From IsolationBella Union
Feb 12Django DjangoGlowing in the DarkBecause Music Ltd.
Feb 12Julia StoneSixty SummersBMG Rights Management (Australia) Pty Ltd.
Feb 12Luna ShadowsDigital Pacific1 Records
Feb 12Pale WavesWho Am I?Dirty Hit
Feb 12PentatonixThe Lucky OnesRCA Records
Feb 12Run River NorthCreatures In Your HeadMonster Calling Home
Feb 12Teenage WristEarth Is A Black HoleEpitaph Records
Feb 12Virginia Wingprivate LIFEFire Records
Feb 15Isabella JamesIsabella James
Feb 19Edie Brickell & New BohemiansHunter and the Dog StarShuffle Records
Feb 19Katy KirbyCool Dry PlaceKeeled Scales
Feb 19MogwaiAs The Love ContinuesRock Action
Feb 19Nothing,Nowhere.Trauma FactoryDCD2
Feb 19Sam Coffey & The Iron LungsReal OneDine Alone
Feb 19Tash SultanaTerra FirmaMom+Pop
Feb 19The Wedding PresentLocked Down And Stripped BackScopitones
Feb 19Wild PinkA Billion Little LightsRoyal Mountain
Feb 26ArchitectsFor Those That Wish To ExistEpitaph
Feb 26Maximo ParkNature Always WinsProlifica Inc
Feb 26RooseveltPolydansCity Slang
Feb 26BalthazarSandPIAS
Feb 26Cloud NothingsThe Shadow I RememberCarpark
Feb 26Elijah WolfBrighter LightingTrash Casual
Feb 26Flyying ColoursFantasy CountryClub AC30/Poison City
Feb 26GlittererLife Is Not A LessonAnti-
Feb 26Julien BakerLittle OblivionsMatador
Feb 26King Gizzard & The Lizard WizardL.W.
Feb 26Lost HorizonsIn Quiet MomentsBella Union
Feb 26Lucy SpragganChoicesCooking Vinyl
Feb 26Mouse on MarsAAIThrill Jockey
Feb 26NightshiftZöeTrouble in Mind
Mar 5DodieBuild a Problem
Mar 5GabrielleDo It AgainBMG
Mar 5Jane WeaverFlockFire Records
Mar 5Mason HillAgainst The Wall7hz
Mar 5The AnchoressThe Art Of LosingKscope
Mar 5Tigers JawI Won't Care How You Remember MeHopeless
Mar 5Tom GrennanEvering RoadInsanity
Mar 5William The ConquererMaverick ThinkerChrysalis
Mar 5Zara LarssonPoster GirlBlack Butter
Mar 12Lake Street DiveObiouslyNonesuch
Mar 12Bad BoysThreesomeJury Music
Mar 19Black HoneyWritten & DirectedFoxfive29 Jan
Mar 19Alice Phoebe LouGlowself-released
Mar 19David GraySkelligAWAL
Mar 19Michael BeachDream ViolenceGoner
Mar 19Middle KidsToday We're The GreatestLucky Number Music
Mar 19Morgan WadeRecklessThirty Tigers
Mar 19New PagansThe Seed, The Vessel, The Roots and AllBig Scary Monster
Mar 19OtzekiNow is a Long TimeAkira
Mar 19Sarah LouiseEarth Bow
Mar 19Lana Del ReyChemtrails Over the Country Club
Mar 26The AntlersGreen To GoldTransgressive
Mar 26Ben HowardCollections From The WhiteoutRepublic
Mar 26CitizenLife In Your Glass WorldRun For Cover
Mar 26L'ImpératriceTako Tsubo
Mar 26Noga ErezKidsCity Slang
Apr 2La FemmeParadigmsDisque Pointu
Apr 2TwinkidNobody Likes MeOm
Apr 9Caoilfhionn RoseTrulyGondwana
Apr 9ClammBeseech MeMeat Machine
Apr 9FlyteThis Is Really Going To HurtIsland
Apr 9London GrammarCalifornian SoilUniversal12 Feb
Apr 9Nick WaterhousePromenade BlueInnovative Leisure
Apr 9The FratellisHalf Drunk Under A Full Moon
Apr 16Low IslandIf You Could Have It All AgainEmotional Interference
Apr 16Only SunTangled MindModern Sky
Apr 16Elise DavisAnxious. Happy. Chill.Tone Tree
Apr 16Greta Van FleetThe Battle at Garden's GateLava / Republic
Apr 16Low IslandIf You Could Have It All AgainEmotional Interference
Apr 16Son LuxTomorrows IIICity Slang
Apr 16The OffspringLet The Bad Times RollConcord
Apr 16Saint RaymondWe Forgot We Were DreamingCooking Vinyl
Apr 16Art d'EccoIn Standard DefinitionPaper Bag
Apr 23AdeMidnight PizzaTrickwork
Apr 23Dinosaur JrSweep it Into Space
Apr 23DitchbirdReal Enough for You Now
Apr 23KimbraLP4
Apr 23Royal BloodTyphoons
Apr 23The Pale WhiteInfinite PleasureAWAL
Apr 30Teenage FanclubEndless ArcadePeMa
Apr 30Ashley MonroeRosegoldMountainrose Sparrow / Thirty Tigers
Apr 30girl in redIf I Could Make It Go QuietAWAL
Apr 30GlümeThe InternetItalians Do It Better
Apr 30Amy SharkCry ForeverSony
Apr 30Manchester OrchestraThe Million Masks Of GodLoma Vista
Apr 30New MadridNew MadridLemonade
Apr 30Rural TapesRural TapesSmuggler Music
Apr 30The CoralCoral IslandRun On Records
May 1WeezerVan WeezerCrush, Atlantic
May 7Alfie TemplemanForever Isn’t Long EnoughChess Club
May 7Blue CactusStranger AgainSleepy Cat
May 7FougéreStill LifeStudio Fougére
May 7IceageSeek ShelterMexican Summer
May 7Lionel BoyLionel BoyInnovative Leisure
May 7Mia JoySpirit TamerFire Talk
May 7SquidBright Green Field
May 7White FlowersDay By DayTough Love
May 14Sarah NeufeldDetritusOne Little Independent
May 14ShaedHigh DivePhoto Finish
May 14St. VincentDaddy's Home
May 14MiljonDon’t They KnowStudio Barnhus
May 14Mob RichWhy No Whyrepublic
May 14The Black KeysDelta KreamWarner
May 14Counting CrowsButter Miracle Suite OneBMG
May 21Gary NumanIntruderself-released
May 21DayglowHarmony HouseAWAL
May 21Gruff RhysSeeking New Gods
May 21Holiday GhostsNorth Street AirFatCat
May 21Jim McCullochWhen I Mean What I SayViolette
May 21LambchopShowtunesCity Slang
May 21Lord HuronLong LostRepublic
May 21Sons Of RaphaelFull Throated Messianic HomageVirgin
May 21ProsperinaFlagFuzzorama
May 21WaterparksGreatest Hits300 Entertainment
May 21Tyne-James OrganNecessary EvilDew Process
May 28black midiCavalcade
May 28Elder IslandSwimming Static
May 28Penelope TrappesPenelope ThreeHoundstooth
May 28Easy LifeLife's a BeachIsland
Jun 4CleopatrickBummerNowhere Special
Jun 4JamesAll The Colours Of YouDSPs
Jun 4Lana Del ReyRock Candy SweetUniversal
Jun 4The Telephone NumbersThe Ballad Of DougMeritorio
Jun 8Sun Kill MoonWelcome To Sparks, NevadaCaldo Verde
Jun 11Beach RiotSubatomic Party CoolAlcopop!
Jun 11AFIBodiesRise
Jun 11GarbageNo Gods No MastersStunvolume / Infectious
Jun 11IslandsIslomaniaRoyal Mountain
Jun 11King Gizzard & The Lizard WizardButterfly 3000KGWL
Jun 11Maroon 5Jordi222 / Interscope
Jun 11Red RibbonPlanet XDanger Collective
Jun 11Sleater-KinneyPath Of WellnessMom + Pop
Jun 11Wolf AliceBlue Weekend
Jun 18TigercubAs Blue As IndigoBlame
Jun 25BOICoron O ChwincRecordiau Crwn
Jun 25Cautious ClayDeadpan LoveThe Orchard
Jun 25Coma CultureCamouflageRepost Network
Jun 25Lucy DacusHome VideoMatador
Jun 25KeuningA Mild Case of Everything
Jun 25Robbing MillionsHolidays InsidePIAS
Jun 25The Telephone NumbersThe Ballad Of DougMeritorio
Jul 2The Go! TeamGet Up Sequences Part OneMemphis Industries
Jul 9DZ DeathraysPositive Rising: Part 2Alcopop!
Jul 9InhalerIt Won't Always Be Like ThisUniversal
Jul 9Soda BlondeSmall TalkVelveteen
Jul 16Barenaked LadiesDetour de Force
Jul 16Chet FakerHotel SurrenderDetail / BMG
Jul 16ClairoSlingFader
Jul 16Eliza ShaddadThe Woman You WantRosemundy
Jul 16James Vincent McMorrowGrapefruit SeasonColumbia
Jul 16JodiBlue HeronSooper
Jul 16Oscar LangChew The SceneryDirty Hit
Jul 16Pizzagirlsoftcore mournHeist or Hit
Jul 16Tones And IWelcome To The MadhhouseElektra
Jul 16WavvesHideawayFat Possum
Jul 23DustedIIIAWAL
Jul 30Billie EilishHappier Than EverUniversal
Aug 6Idershameself-released
Aug 6The UmbrellasThe UmbrellasSlumberland
Aug 11The Crystal Casino BandNot About Youself-released
Aug 13ChorusingHalf MirrorWestern Vinyl
Aug 13Jade BirdDifferent Kinds of LightAWAL
Aug 13JungleLoving In StereoAWAL
Aug 13The KillersPressure MachineUniversal
Aug 20Calva LouiseEuphoricFRKST / 300 Entertainment
Aug 20Darrin BradburyAdvertismentAnti-
Aug 20DeafhavenInfinite GraniteSargent House
Aug 20girlpuppySwanRoyal Mountain
Aug 20Jake BuggSaturday Night, Sunday MorningRCA
Aug 20Nathan BallUnder the Mackerel SkyWarner
Aug 20Strange BonesEngland ScreamsFRKST / 300 Entertainment
Aug 20Sturgill SimpsonThe Ballad of Dood and Juanita
Aug 20Tom RosenthalDenis Was A BirdTinpot
Aug 20VistasWhat Were You Hoping To Find?Believe
Aug 20LordeSolar PowerUniversal
Aug 27Chubby and the GangThe Mutt's NutsPartisan
Aug 27Madi DiazHistory Of A FeelingANTI-
Aug 27KieferWhen There's Love AroundStones Throw
Sep 3Baby QueenThe Yearbook
Sep 3Bad WaitressNo TasteRoyal Mountain
Sep 3Hot MustardMother SauceColor Red
Sep 3Imagine DragonsMercury - Act 1Interscope
Sep 3Pearl & The OystersFlowerlandFeeltrip
Sep 3Manic Street PreachersThe Ultra Vivid LamentColumbia
Sep 3Monnone AloneStay FoggyMeritorio
Sep 3ToraA Force MajeureNinety Days
Sep 10Colleen GreenCoolHardly Art
Sep 10FablesMindsself-released
Sep 10James BlakeFriends That Break Your HeartRepublic
Sep 10Matthew E. WhiteK BayDomino
Sep 10Odd BeholderSunny BaySinnbus
Sep 10Sleigh BellsTexisLucky Number
Sep 10WildflowerThe Ocean RoseNight Bloom
Sep 17The Band CaminoThe Band CaminoWarner
Sep 17The Felice BrothersFrom Dreams To DustYep Roc
Sep 17SpearmintHolland ParkHitback
Sep 22ArkellsBlink OnceUniversal
Sep 24Ada Leaone hand on the steering wheel the other sewing a gardenSaddle Creek
Sep 24Boys NoizePolarityBNR
Sep 24She Drew The GunBehave MyselfSubmarine Cat
Sep 24The LathumsHow Beautiful Life Can BeIsland
Sep 24The ReytonsKids Off The Estate
Sep 24Public Service BroadcastingBright MagicPIAS
Sep 24Ruby FieldsBeen Doin’ It For A Bit
Sep 24X AmbassadorsThe Beautiful LiarPolydor
Oct 1Boy ScoutWayfinderAnti-
Oct 1Brandi CarlileIn These Silent DaysLow Country Sound/Elektra
Oct 1SpectorNow Or WheneverMoth Noise
Oct 1Pond9Spinning Top
Oct 1Strand Of OaksIn HeavenThirty Tigers
Oct 1The AccidentalsVesselself-released
Oct 8Alice TMLittle Body In OrbitWhatever's Clever
Oct 8JohnNocturnal ManoeuvresBrace Yourself
Oct 8LALA LALAI Want The Door To OpeHardly Art
Oct 8Oh Wonder22 BreakIsland
Oct 8We Are ScientistsHuffy100%
Oct 8Sam FenderSeventeen Going UnderPolydor
Oct 8Shannon LayGeistSub Pop
Oct 8S. RaekwonWhere I'm at NowFather/Daughter
Oct 15David KeenanWhat Then?Rubyworks
Oct 15Elan TamaraWe Can FalKews
Oct 15Frank Carter & The RattlesnakesStickyAWAL
Oct 15Le RenLeftoversSecretly Canadian
Oct 15Julia ShapiroCome With MeSuicide Squeeze
Oct 15Joy CrookesSkinInsanity
Oct 15FinneasOptimistInterscope
Oct 15The DarknessMotorheartCooking Vinyl
Oct 15LoneAlways Inside Your HeadGreco-Roman
Oct 22Can't SwimChange Of PlansPure Noise
Oct 22DeerhoofActually, You CanJoyful Noise
Oct 22Don BrocoAmazing ThingsSharptone
Oct 22Hand HabbitsFun HouseSaddle Creek
Oct 22KINDERDifferentLapsang House
Oct 22La LuzLa LuzHardly Art
Oct 22My Morning JacketMy Morning JacketATO
Oct 22Parquet CourtsSympathy For LifeRough Trade
Oct 22Tom Lumley & The Brave LiaisonEverything's Affectedself-released
Oct 22Oscar and the WolfThe ShimmerPIAS
Oct 22Levitation OrchestraIllusions & RealitiesGearbox
Oct 29The War On DrugsI Don’t Live Here AnymoreAtlantic
Oct 29Charlotte CornfieldHighs in the MinusesPolyvinyl
Oct 29SustoTime in the SunNew West
Nov 5HoundmouthGood For YouDualtone
Nov 5Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night SweatsThe FutureStax
Nov 5ParcelsDay/Nightself-released
Nov 12All The Luck In The WorldHow The Ash FellHumming
Nov 12OberhoferSmotheredTelefono
Nov 12Warbly JetsMonsterhouseRebel Union
Nov 12ZUZUQueensway TunnelPlanet Z
Nov 19Beach FossilsThe Other Side of Life: Piano BalladsBayonet
Nov 19Robert Plant & Alison KraussRaise The RoofWarner
Nov 19The SherlocksWorld I Understand
Dec 3Mumble TideEverything UglyFancy
Jan 7The WombatsFix Yourself, Not The WorldAWAL
Jan 7Yard ActOverloadZen F.C.
Jan 14Sea GirlsHomesickPolydor
Jan 28EeelsExtreme WitchcraftE Works
Feb 22Alt-jThe DreamCanvasback / Infectious Music
TBATravis ScottUtopia
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