In the second part of our guide to albums 2014 we take a look ahead to the later part of the year.
We’ll also round up albums still waiting for a release date or that we hope will be hitting our ears in the next 12 months.
See the first part of the guide – albums 2014: releases due in early part of the year – here.
Albums due later in 2014 and rumours
Falling Off Maps – A Seaside Town
Debut from the Nottingham band who’re billed as specialising in ‘elegiac electro and condensed musical dramas’.
The Lottery Winners
Tipped in our 2013 ones to watch list, they’ve had a great year and are set to release their debut album in 2014.
The Slow Readers Club – The Slow Readers Club
Debut from Manchester indie band is due out on May 21.
Ginger Wildheart – Albion
Ten of the tracks from Ginger’s recent Pledge album will get a commercial release in 2014.
Forever touring melodic pop punkers who regularly sell out 200+ capacity venues despite minimal press. Expecting this to be the year they break out into the mainstream.
Erica has said on Facebook she’s working on new tunes for the follow up to her 2013 debut, Imminent Room.
GoldbladeFront man John Robb hinted on his own Facebook page that an acoustic album is a distint possibility; throughout 2013 Goldblade played a number of acoustic gigs; these were rough and ready affairs with beats being provided via cardboard boxes, tables etc which proved incredibly popular with fans – Check out the YouTube video of the bands performance at the HMV, Blackpool in August 2013.
GWAR – GWAR Covered
Marking their 30th anniversary the band will release this album of cover songs – or will they? Despite claiming they would in a recent interview Oderus Urungus later tweeted it was conjecture and not confirmed.
Another of our 2013 ones to watch – they had a couple of great tracks out last year so we’re keeping our fingers crossed for a long player in the next 12 months.
The ridiculously talented multi-instruemntalists follow up to Bite The Mountain was due out in Autumn 2013 but didn’t materialise. We hear it’s now “in the can” though and that it’ll be out in 2014 for sure.
Talking of Rachael Dadd, her other half, the slightly bonkers and totally endearing Ichi has a new album due out in 2014 too.
“An” album’s been promised but we have no more details yet.
Similarly Blink 182 are hoping to release an album ahead of headlining Reading and Leeds Festival this summer.
Dave Grohl says their next release could tie in with a movie release.
Album due in 2014, date to be confirmed.
Debut album from the Sheffield indiepop band due in the first half of the year on Shelflife records.
In a series of tweets recently, FlyLo confirmed that he has a new album in the works for 2014.
La Dispute – Rooms Of The House
Third full length from crack post-hardcore / screamo band, now in their 10th year together.
THE UNSEMBLE – S/T
A collaboration of Duane Denison (Tomahawk and The Jesus Lizard), Alexander Hacke (Einsturzende Neubauten, Crime and the City Solution) and Brian Kotzur id(Silver Jews and Harmony Korine).
Rudimentary Peni – Death Church
Re-issue of their classic 1983 album.
Orange Juice – classic album re-releases
Four classic Orange Juice albums will get a re-release in 2014 – ‘You Can’t Hide Your Love Forever’, ‘Rip It Up’, ‘Texas Fever’ and ‘The Orange Juice’.
Date to be confirmed but album due in 2014.
Mark Lanegan – Has God Seen My Shadow?
An Anthology 1982-2011 (re-issue)
The Pendulum offshoot has promised us an album next year too.
Via Rocket Recordings twitter: “…and a new Goat album will land in 2014! ;)”
Sophomore album due out late 2014.
There’s a new album rumoured from Kelis, the always forward thinking, future sounding artist in 2014.
Their debut Sub Pop album is slated in for release some time next year, and if this years “midcity” is anything to go by it’s gunna be unbelievable.
Z-Star – 16 Tons of Love
Currently getting support for a long player through Pledge, Z-Star hopes to deliver this album in 2014.
Doing the TV thing with The Voice pop princess Kylie will ride the moment to release a new long player in 2014.
We bought you the first ever interview with this great dream pop band and excitement mounted when they tweeted they hoped to have their album finished in 2014.
Carne – Ville Morgue
A new album by the French sludge rockers has been promised in 2014.
Tony Molina – Dissed And Dismissed
Reissue of great US slacker pop album.
White Suns – Totem
Brooklyn band who sculpt sound using detuned guitars, amplified drums, and makeshift electronics.
Debut album from Massive Attack co-writer and producer which features Sandie Shaw, Cate Le Bon, Karima Francis and Stephonik Youth.
EMA – The Future’s Void
Now on City Slang / Matador Erika M. Anderson’s going to wow us again with an album that marries the industrial-noise and glorious fuzz sound of her solo debut with visceral songwriting and a DIY recording ethos.
Broken Bells – After the Disco
New one by Danger Mouse and James Mercer.
Nothing official yet but mid-year could see a new James album with us.
We know you all love to hate Gary Barlow but the new one from Take That (due before Christmas 2014) is bound to make massive pop waves.
Nine Black Alps
The band are back in the recording studio and set to release a new album on Leeds-based label Hatch Records in 2014.
First solo album from Blur / Gorillaz / Mali Music / Africa Express man – teaser video out there now. Blur have been back together for three years now – could we also see a long player from the band this year? Or what about Graham Coxon – regularly prolific in his solo career his last album was 2012’s A&E.
They said in a recent interview: “In 2014 it’ll be all about getting new music – without any interruptions, hopefully.” Whether that means a 2014 or 2015 release remains to be seen.
In the studio at the moment.
Ms B said the album was half done a few months ago so it’s expected in 2014 albeit not 100% confirmed yet.
Paul Draper – Spooky Action at a Distance
The name of this ‘lost’ solo album from Mansun frontman was revealed in an interview on Louder Than War with the man himself this month. Demand grows following the fan started petition to get the album released but Draper says he would want to re-record if it were ever to get a release. For now he teases by describing the record as “a hard, rock record” with no segues – just a “series of fuck-off rock tracks”, like The Beatles Revolver”.
We’re excited about the debut full length album from Liverpool choral pop group BIRD after getting excited about their Shadows EP back in 2012.
First release since 1999’s Seven More Minutes from Weezer bassist Matt Sharp’s side project. Due out on Polyvinyl with drumming from Black Keys’ Patrick Carney.
The former Seahorses’ frontman spent time in the studio in 2013 so hopes remain that he’ll release a follow-up to 2012’s folk-pop and Americana-infused The Rookery this year.
Alison Mosshart and Jamie Hince have confirmed they’re working on their fifth album and it’s due for release sometime in 2014.
Back in July 2013 Robyn, when asked about a follow up to Body Talk, replied “I’ve started working again”. We can only hope that means a follow up from the Swedish pop singer-songwriter.
Guitar abusers who said in Nov, “next show is with Factory Floor, then we are going back underground to finish writing our album.”
Lamb of God
Following a tough time in 2013 the band are hoping to get back into the studio in 2014.
Could the long-rumoured third album from the classic Madchester band drop in 2014?
Their drummer, Abe Cunningham, recently stated that the band is looking to start writing new material and hopefully hit the studio sometime during next year.
Azealia Banks – Broke with Expensive Taste
We’ve been assured this’ll properly drop in Jan 2014, although as it was originally slated for release in September 2012 we’re not going to believe it till we actually sees it!
Their representatives are keeping tight-lipped but there have been strong rumours that the rock band is finally returning to the recording studio.
Guns N Roses
Really? Really?!? We don’t know…but apparently the band spent plenty of time in the studio in 2013 so maybe there’ll be a 2014 release. Or maybe we’ll be waiting a while.
Jay Z and Kanye West – Watch the Throne 2
The release date is as yet unknown and this could be wishful thinking but we’ve been told it’s in the pipeline.
The band have mentioned working on the follow up to 2010’s Who We Touch for a while now and Tim Burgess has spoken recently about how they’re continuing following the death of drummer Jon Brookes in summer 2013. Burgess told BBC 5 Live: “The album will feature Jon, even songs that aren’t written will include Jon in the writing. He’s just going to be part of it.”
Howe Gelb – Little Sand Box
Box-set featuring all six commercially released solo albums by the Giant Sand frontman.
After reuniting with original lead singer Stephen Holt in 2012 the band is now working on an album of new material. On their website they say: “We’re currently writing and recording new material for our forthcoming new album. 2014 looks set to be a very exciting and important year for us!”
Talvihorros – Eaten Alive
Fifth studio album from experimental British composer.
Drummer Danny Carey has said he hoped the band would head back into the studio by the end of 2013 and Maynard James Keenan teased fans on Instagram with his claim that “music is happening on ALL fronts. Always.” including the hashtag #Tool2014. Does this mean we’ll get the fifth studio album from the band next year?
Officially back out of retirement, when asked about her new album Lily was quoted as saying: “I’m really enjoying writing it and hope it will be ready for March. It is very different to what I’ve done before.”
There you have it then – our guide to albums 2014.