Albums I’m looking forward to in 2018

At this point I’m not sure what type of year 2018 will be musically but there’s a trickle of releases I am looking forward to. Here’s my list:

Shame – Songs of Praise

The first major release I REALLY want to listen to is London’s Shame. Judging by the single One Rizla, this could be an exciting record. I’m a big fan of frontmen who retain their accents when they sing. Plus there’s a strong youthful vibe. Songs of Praise can’t drop sooner enough.

Starcrawler – Self-titled

This LA band have been releasing a stream of strong glam rock influenced singles. The debut is produced by Ryan Adams and I’ve got high hopes. 2017 was a good year for guitar based indie rock and I think this will cement that.

Tune-yards – I Can Feel You Creep into my Private Life.

I think that Tune-yards creates super playful, intelligent and fun music. She’s back and thankfully the music is still playful, intelligent and fun.

Porches – The House.

Another indie band going electronic! what a track!!

Django Django – Marble Skies.

Django Django never fail to surprise listeners and it seems that they have gone in a more electronic direction but considering how no two Django Django tracks are similar, I could be wrong.

Dream Wife – Self-titled.

How could you not like Dream Wife?? They create prefect guitar pop songs.

Hookworms – Microshift

Hookworms have embraced krautrock –  you just know that this will be awesome.

Franz Ferdinand – Always Ascending.

To be honest I sort of lost interest in Franz Ferdinand but after their collaboration with Sparks, called FFS, which I thought was amazing, I became interested in the group again. Plus they have also gone through a bit of a line up change AND they roped in Cassius’ Philipp Zdar to produce the new album. I like the new single so I’ve got positive vibes.

Ezra Furman – Transangelic Exodus

After wowing me with 2015’s Perpetual Motion People, Ezra Furman is back, and with a vengeance. Love You So Bad is more orchestral but it still has his trademark barbed lyrics and it is a cracking tune. Welcome back!


Belle and Sebastian – How to Solve our Human Problems.

As such this is not an album proper but a collection of three ep’s the band have released. Saying that it’s still new music and it is still Belle and Sebastian and any new offering from them is something I look forward to.


Superorganism – Something for your M.I.N.D.

Super excited for Superorganism


oh and a HMLTD album seems imminent. Hurrah!








2 thoughts on “Albums I’m looking forward to in 2018

  1. stue1967 January 6, 2018 / 3:00 pm

    If you haven’t already, you might get a pleasant surprise in the next few days with one of these albums 😉
    Plus if you get chance to see Starcrawler – take it. They are incredible live.

    • deucekindred January 6, 2018 / 3:04 pm

      I have an inkling that Shame will be my next Rough Trade Club pick 🙂 Ah yes I’m hoping to go to a festival sometime this year and maybe catch them. It depends on circumstances though.

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