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.

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.

New Indie Albums 2021

DateArtistAlbumLabel
1 JanThe Dirty NilFuck ArtDine Alone
8 JanAaron FrazerIntroducing...Dead Oceans
8 JanHenrik AppelHumanityPNKSLM Recordings
8 JanLiceWastelandSettled Law
8 JanPassengerSongs for the Drunk and Broken HeartedNettwerk Records
9 JanCasper ClausenBetter WayCity Slang
15 JanYou Me At SixSUCKAPUNCHUnderdog / AWAL
15 JanBuck MeekTwo SaviorsKeeled Scales
15 JanCelesteCelestePolydor
15 JanMidnight SisterPainting The RosesJagjaguwar
15 JanPearl CharlesMagic MirrorKanine Records
15 JanPom PokoCheaterBella Union
15 JanShameDrunk Tank PinkDead Oceans
15 JanSleaford ModsSpare RibsRough Trade
22 JanJames Yorkston And The Second Hand OrchestraThe Wide, Wide RiverDomino
22 JanKinlawThe Tipping ScaleBayonet
22 JanLonely The BraveThe Hope ListEasy Life
22 JanMoon TaxiSilver Dream12th South Records
22 JanRhyeHomeVista
22 JanStill CornersThe Last ExitWrecking Light Records
29 JanAnna B SavageA Common TurnCity Slang
29 JanArlo ParksCollapsed In SunbeamsTransgressive Records
29 JanBaioDead Hand ControlGlassnote
29 JanClap Your Hands Say YeahNew FragilityCYHSY, Secretly Distribution
29 JanGoat GirlOn All Fours
29 JanLuceroWhen You Found MeThirty Tigers
29 JanModern HinterlandDiving BellFandango
29 JanSteven WilsonThe Future Bites
29 JanThe Besnard LakesThe Besnard Lakes Are The Last Of The Great Thunderstorm WarningsFat Cat
29 JanThe Luka StateFall In Fall OutShelter / BMG
5 FebBlack Country, New RoadFor the first timeNinja Tune
5 FebColin MacleodHold FastSo Recordings
5 FebFoo FightersMedicine at MidnightRoswell, RCA
5 FebPeace ChordPeace ChordUnheard of Hope
5 FebSarah Mary ChadwickMe and Ennui Are Friends, BabyBa Da Bing!
5 FebslowthaiTyron
5 FebSun JuneSomewhereRun For Cover Records
5 FebTV PriestUppersSub Pop
5 FebThe Hold SteadyOpen Door PolicyThirty Tigers
5 FebThe StavesGood WomenAtlantic
12 FebA.A.WilliamsSongs From IsolationBella Union
12 FebDjango DjangoGlowing in the DarkBecause Music Ltd.
12 FebJulia StoneSixty SummersBMG Rights Management (Australia) Pty Ltd.
12 FebLuna ShadowsDigital Pacific1 Records
12 FebPale WavesWho Am I?Dirty Hit
12 FebPentatonixThe Lucky OnesRCA Records
12 FebRun River NorthCreatures In Your HeadMonster Calling Home
12 FebTeenage WristEarth Is A Black HoleEpitaph Records
12 FebVirginia Wingprivate LIFEFire Records
15 FebIsabella JamesIsabella James
19 FebEdie Brickell & New BohemiansHunter and the Dog StarShuffle Records
19 FebKaty KirbyCool Dry PlaceKeeled Scales
19 FebMogwaiAs The Love ContinuesRock Action
19 FebSam Coffey & The Iron LungsReal OneDine Alone
19 FebTash SultanaTerra FirmaMom+Pop
19 FebThe Wedding PresentLocked Down And Stripped BackScopitones
19 FebWild PinkA Billion Little LightsRoyal Mountain
21 FebArchitectsFor Those That Wish To ExistEpitaph
21 FebKid KapichiThis Time Next Yearself-released
26 FebMaximo ParkNature Always WinsProlifica Inc
26 FebRooseveltPolydansCity Slang
26 FebCloud NothingsThe Shadow I RememberCarpark
26 FebElijah WolfBrighter LightingTrash Casual
26 FebGlittererLife Is Not A LessonAnti-
26 FebJulien BakerLittle OblivionsMatador
26 FebLost HorizonsIn Quiet MomentsBella Union
26 FebLucy SpragganChoicesCooking Vinyl
26 FebMouse on MarsAAIThrill Jockey
26 FebNightshiftZöeTrouble in Mind
26 FebElijah WolfBrighter LightingTrash Casual
5 MarDodieBuild a Problem
5 MarJane WeaverFlockFire Records
5 MarMason HillAgainst The Wall7hz
5 MarThe AnchoressThe Art Of LosingKscope
5 MarTeenage FanclubEndless ArcadePeMa
5 MarTigers JawI Won't Care How You Remember MeHopeless
5 MarTom GrennanEvering RoadInsanity
5 MarWilliam The ConquererMaverick ThinkerChrysalis
5 MarZara LarssonPoster GirlBlack Butter
12 MarLake Street DiveObiouslyNonesuch
19 MarBlack HoneyWritten & DirectedFoxfive
19 MarAlice Phoebe LouGlowself-released
19 MarMichael BeachDream ViolenceGoner
19 MarMiddle KidsToday We're The GreatestLucky Number Music
19 MarOtzekiNow is a Long TimeAkira
19 MarSarah LouiseEarth Bow
26 MarThe AntlersGreen To GoldTransgressive
26 MarCitizenLife In Your Glass WorldRun For Cover
26 MarNoga ErezKidsCity Slang
2 AprLa FemmeParadigmsDisque Pointu
9 AprLondon GrammarCalifornian SoilUniversal
9 AprThe FratellisHalf Drunk Under A Full Moon
16 AprLow IslandIf You Could Have It All AgainEmotional Interference
16 AprOnly SunTangled MindModern Sky
16 AprGreta Van FleetThe Battle at Garden's GateLava / Republic
16 AprSaint RaymondWe Forgot We Were DreamingCooking Vinyl
30 AprAmy SharkCry ForeverSony
1 MayWeezerVan WeezerCrush, Atlantic
21 MayGary NumanIntruderself-released
8 JunSun Kill MoonWelcome To Sparks, NevadaCaldo Verde
11 JunBeach RiotSubatomic Party CoolAlcopop!
9 JulDZ DeathraysPositive Rising: Part 2Alcopop!
13 JulFickle FriendsWeird YearsCooking Vinyl
13 JulKimbraLP4
13 JulLana Del ReyChemtrails Over the Country Club
13 JulRoyal BloodLP3
13 JulTravis ScottUtopia