By AC Speed
Panda Bear - Panda Bear meets the Grim Reaper
Release date: 13 January via Domino Recording Company
Although set to meet the grim reaper on a day some would call unlucky, this is one Panda that shows no sign of becoming the subject of anyone's endangered species list!
Co-Founding member of Animal Collective Noah Lennox, aka Panda Bear not only graced us with a truly enchanted EP entitled 'Mr Noah' in 2014, he also teamed up with French electro pop dance kings Daft Punk on the highly addictive song 'Doin' it right'.
Panda Bear finished off the year by releasing a tantalizing glimpse of things to come with the enigmatic single 'Boys Latin', offering a truly diverse and underground cult like sound. With such an original approach to his craft 'Panda Bear meets the Grim Reaper' looks set to become one of the most unique albums of 2015.
Rae Morris - Unguarded
Release date: 26 January via Atlantic Records
Born under the shadows of grim grey northern skies in 1993, Rae Morris started shining her musical light onto the world at just four years old by learning to play the piano. She followed a musically orientated education through college and moved to London in recent years being picked up by Atlantic Records along the way.
Morris released 'Under The Shadows' late last year which instantly brought her career into the commercial spot light. An ever present influence of 80s driven base lines can be heard throughout the latest offering and we can't wait to hear the full album to see what pop influenced wonders await.
Hyenas - Deadweights
Release date: 15 March via (self release)
A politically heavy hardcore band from Germany not for the faint hearted, Hyenas really are a pack of wild animals! Formed from the ashes of several disbanded punk bands in 2012 they've spent the last year storming around Europe leaving a trail of defiled scent like noise in every venue that allowed them in.
In true DIY punk/art style the group single handedly made a limited and numbered edition of their first EP released back in January of 2014 met with critical acclaim amongst musicians and journalists alike.
Highly anticipated album debut 'Deadweights' is set to be a complete game changer in the hardcore scene, one that will grip it's vicious teeth into your soul and will not let go.
Viet Cong - Viet Cong
Release date: 20 January via Jagjaguwar
Although the name suggests a group of war torn patrons from a Peninsula of Southeast Asia, this band of Viet Cong actually hail from Calgary, Alberta and seemingly don't embark on many holidays to Cambodia.
A post punk outfit that have individually been through their fair share of tragedy over the years released an ensemble of atmospheric and Joy Division inspired songs earlier
in 2014, drawing the attention of underground indie fans across the UK.
New single 'Silhouettes' offers an insight into the development of a band trying to find it's own eclectic sound of emotive yet atmospheric noise whilst drawing inspiration from great artists such as Interpol and The Velvet Underground.
Expect big things from the new Viet Cong album, not least a revolution in tonality and creativity.
Tame Impala -TBA
Release date: TBA 2015 Via TBA
Formed down under in Perth, Australia around 2007 Tame Impala shot straight to the top with their psychedelic release 'Lonerism' back in 2012. The offering of chilled beats, space aged electro synth sounds and melodic pop vocals quickly made this a cult classic amongst indie and house lovers around the world.
With only a few hints from their management team about the release we can only guess at what the new album has in store for us, one thing we do know for sure is that we can't wait to hear more from the boys down under.