Our most anticipated albums of 2023

The new year brings with it the promise of exciting and potentially groundbreaking new music from some of our favourite artists. To celebrate the hype, here’s a list of our most anticipated albums for 2023. In no particular order:


Kelela – Raven 

The sophomore effort from the American singer has already turned out a collection of memorable singles, including the club-ready jungle of Happy Ending and the steamy alt-RnB of On The Run.


Caroline Polachek – Desire, I Want To Turn Into You

The eclectic singles from Polachek’s upcoming album have hinted toward something larger in scope than Pang, with pop’s most ephemeral siren pushing her sound beyond the boundaries of expectation. From the sun soaked salsa of Sunset to the sensual glitch pop of Billions, Polachek feels gloriously liberated. 


Evita Manji – Spandrel?

The debut album from SOPHIE’s partner is one steeped in the pain of personal and environmental loss, a dark turn toward corrosive baroque pop filtered through Manji’s abstract club lens. 


100 Gecs – 10,000 Gecs

The long awaited follow up to 1000 Gecs has been heard live over the past year, but has yet to manifest in recorded form. If surprise EP Snake Eyes is anything to go by, this one will see Dylan Brady and Laura Les at their most brilliant and divisive.


Fever Ray – Radical Romantics 

The ever evolving face of Fever Ray returned last year as a jaded, zombie-like slave to the office on the back of synthpop bangers What They Call Us and Carbon Dioxide, both satisfyingly unsettling singles that see Karen Dreijer up to their witchy, pitch-shifted tricks once again. 


Nakhane – Bastard Jargon

South African baroque pop singer Nakhane’s follow up to the stunning You Will Not Die is inspired by their relationship with their mother. And sex. In Nakhane’s own words, “It’s an existential sex album… It’s not necessarily a seductive, come to me, bedroom eyes kind of sex – it’s much more inquisitive, psychological sex.” Steamy stuff, we must admit. 


Grimes – BOOK 1

Well, we can hope, right?