5. The Killers
Although originally slated for a 2016 release, The Killers follow – up to their 2012 project Battle Born was nowhere to be seen. However, after the recent announcement of a Hyde Park gig, now would be the best time for the Las Vegas group to release some new music.
Back in 2016, Gorillaz co – creator Jamie Hewlett told fans that the band’s fifth studio album is “really fucking special” and “can’t be rushed”. Despite these comments we have seen some social media activity, such as deleting all their music videos on YouTube and releasing digital booklets of the band members, hinting that we could hear the new album very soon.
After releasing two singles off the album, last week Serge himself revealed that their latest project is finally finished. Hopefully they release the album before their string of headlining gigs at various festivals.
2. Arctic Monkeys
2016 saw the Sheffield boys take on separate music projects, Alex Turner released his second album with Miles Kane as The Last Shadow Puppets, whilst drummer Matt Helders collaborated with the legendary Iggy Pop on his new album Post Pop Depression. However the band were spotted back in Sheffield together as they work on the follow up to their fifth album AM.
1. Liam Gallagher
This has to be one of the most intriguing releases of 2017 as former Oasis and Beady Eye frontman Liam Gallagher is set to release his first project as a solo artist. Gallagher has gone on record talking about the 11 or so tracks he’s written, “They’ve got flair, attitude the melodies are sick and the words are fucking funny.” Whether the project is good or bad one thing is very certain, it’s bound to have that classic Liam Gallagher swagger.