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Albums we have our eye on for 2017


Arcade Fire

After a few performances of new songs and some headline shows booked for summer, we are hoping that Win Butler’s previous prediction of “sometime in the spring” is on the money. We await the fifth album from the band like someone hungover needs a Berocca.

The xx – I See You

Not clever wordplay to disguise an album dedicated to a particular hospital ward but the latest album from one of the most mercurial bands of recent years. Following on from Jamie XX’s In Colour in 2015 the forthcoming third album has got everybody talking.

King Krule

Oh Archy, where have you been for so long. Oh right here but under a different name? Fair enough. But now it is time for King Krule to take back over and start making some more melancholy masterpieces. With 2015’s work under ‘A New Place 2 Drown’ still fresh there could be a spot on the mantle for King Krule once again.

Sky Ferreira – Masochism 

Seeing as the first introduction to the delayed album Masochism we have had from Sky Ferreira is her cover shoot for Playboy, we can safely assume that the artist we continue to bare all when it comes to her art. Following the delays of this album we can now take solace that Masochism will definitely (fingers crossed) this year. expect a veracious voice – as ever.

Mac DeMarco

You may only just be waking from the sleepy-eyed slumber of DeMarco’s 2014 smash Salad Days such was its ability to lull the hardest, stone-hearted human into a smiling puppy of a person. Having been held up in the creative process… “I just had penis enlargement surgery so my balance is all out of whack and I can’t play my drums properly right now,” he explained. “But soon enough I’ll get used to this new piece.”  We should still see a new LP from the gap-toothed lothario.

The War on Drugs

Adam Granduciel and co have been posting on social media form the studio so hopefully that means a follow up to 2014’s Lost in a Dream but we could just be privy to the band’s first ever 90’s sitcom concept album. Follow the band on Instagram to get that reference.

Moon Duo – Occult Architecture

The LA band are particular favourites of ours at Far Out and after hearing ‘Creeping’ from the forthcoming album we got even more excited. It was Moon Duo at their very best. February 3rd can’t come quick enough.

LCD Soundsystem

After reuniting and hitting the road last year James Murphy and Co revealed they were also working on a new LP for us all to lose the use of our senses to. With shows in 2017 booked and the promise of an album on the way we can all rest happy.

Ty Segall – Ty Segall

The (second) self-titled and bagillionth album from the garage rock demi-God is due out on January 27th and we couldn’t be happier. Although he seemingly churns out a new LP every week, every one of them is a journey we want to take.

Girlpool – Powerplant 

One of our absolute favourite bans of the past few years, Girlpool are back with a follow-up to 2015’s Before the World Was Big (which was one of favourite surprises of the year). 12 songs and 28 minutes long means that we have a trimmed and toned new effort for Cleo and Harmony to get their point across on. And trust us, there is always a point to Girlpool.


2014’s Morning Phase feels a long, long time ago now. Having already missed release dates for the follow up to his latest work we are tentatively saying Beck will release an album in 2017. Following work with a distinctly pop influence in ‘Dreams’ and ‘Up All Night’ expect the ever changing artist to go a little metapop.

Loyle Carner – Yesterday’s Gone

January 20th will be a grand day for all those invested in Loyle Carner. The South London rapper has had his fair share of admirers on his way to the top of the UK hip-hop scene, one huge one has been us. We’re so excited for this album we might do a little wee. Yes, that’s exactly what we’ll do.


Earl Sweatshirt

Easily one of the best acts we saw at Primavera 2014 the Odd Future rapper was not very happy with Columbia’s rollout of his last album. Following that he has released tons of new music across last year leading us to believe/hope there is a new LP in the offing.

St Vincent 

“I Think it’ll be the deepest, boldest work I’ve ever done” says Annie Clark of her forthcoming album due out sometime in 2017. We are hyped because she also said “I feel the playing field is really open for creative people to do whatever you want, and that risk will be rewarded – especially now that we have such high stakes from a political and geopolitical standpoint.”