Upcoming Album and EP Releases: February 2020

A round-up of all the important and under-the-radar new releases on the way in February 2020

Published 

Our round-up of upcoming releases reveals all of the album and EPs you need to know about in February 2020.

The busy start to the new decade continues with a number of albums promising to be among the best of the year, and a flurry of under-the-radar releases from artists you ought to hear.

We’ve gathered every new release from across the alternative genres we love, including the worlds of indie, post-punk, shoegaze, dream pop, electropop and riot grrrl, plus a scattering of high-profile albums from beyond our usual comfort zone.

Read on for the definitive list, arranged by date, and let us know if we’ve missed something truly essential.

And finally, want to hear the latest singles and freshest bands before everyone else? Check out the FEISTY Alternative Singles Chart countdown and playlist, published every Thursday.

FEISTY’s Tips

January was an incredible month for new music, but the upcoming release schedule suggests February is set to be even better.

FEISTY editor Katy Blackwood tips La Roux‘s sophisticated synthpop comeback Supervision (7th), her first since 2014, as this month’s most essential forthcoming album.

Valentine Day’s brings a new album from Tame Impala and Tennis‘ impressive Swimmer, while the belated official release of Grimes’ Miss Anthropocene (21st) and U.S. indie darling Soccer Mommy‘s color theory (28th) follow on the final two Fridays.

The other album releases she’s most excited about are post-punk trio Shopping‘s new album All or Nothing (7th), the debut from Chicago indie pop foursome Beach Bunny (14th), and pop symbol Allie X‘s second album Cape God (21st).

Sweden’s Steve Buscemi’s Dreamy Eyes (14th), Leeds alternatives Mush (14th) and urban London punks Nova Twins (28th) are also all set to drop their debut albums.

There’s several great releases on the way on the EP front, too, including the second EPs from Brighton band Thyla and London trio Cheerbleederz (both 7th).

Much-tipped South African band Honeymoan‘s new alt-pop EP drops on the 21st, and there’s a debut EP from Cuffed Up on the same date, both sure to be well worth checking out. ♥♥♥

7 February 2020

Ásgeir – Bury the Moon (One Little Indian)
Bambara – Stray (Wharf Cat)
Charlotte Spiral – Ideal Life EP (Chapped Lips)
Cheerbleederz – Lobotany EP (Alcopop!)
Cheerleader – Almost Forever (Bright Antenna)
Church Girls – The Haunt (Anchor Eighty Four)
Delain – Apocalypse & Chill (Napalm)
Green Day – Father of All… (Reprise)
Highasakite – The Bare Romantic Pt. 2 EP (Propeller)
HMLTD – West of Eden (Lucky Number)
The Homesick – The Big Exercise (Sub Pop)
Inger Nordvik – Time (Asta)
La Roux – Supervision (Supercolour)
The Lone Bellow – Half Moon Light (Dualtone)
Mighty Oaks – All Things Go (BMG)
Nada Surf – Never Not Together (Barsuk)
Oh Wonder – No One Else Can Wear Your Crown (Universal)
OvO – Miasma (Artoffact)
Shmu – Pure Bliss (Requiem pour un Twister)
Shopping – All or Nothing (FatCat)
Stone Temple Pilots – Perdida (Play Pen/Rhino)
Thyla – Everything at Once EP
Tindersticks – See My Girls EP (City Slang)
Yellow Straps – Golddress EP (Majestic Casual)

12 February 2020

Scandal – Kiss From the Darkness (Victor)

14 February 2020

Beach Bunny – Honeymoon (Mom+Pop)
Boniface – Boniface (Transgressive)
Brand New Friend – A Cure for Living EP (Xtra Mile)
Cindy Lee – What’s Tonight to Eternity (W.25TH)
The Deadnotes – Courage (22 Lives)
DBOY – New Records in Human Power (Dine Alone/Alcopop!)
DRAMA – Dance With Me (Ghostly)
EDEN – No Future (Astralwerks)
Hollywood Undead – New Empire, Vol. 1 (BMG)
Jack River – Stranger Heart (I Oh You)
Katie Gately – Loom (Houndstooth)
Le Butcherettes – Don’t Bleed (Rise)
Marjana Semkina – Sleepwalking (Kscope)
The Men – Mercy
Mush – 3D Routine (Memphis Industries)
Nathaniel Rateliff – And It’s Still Alright (Stax)
Orla Gartland – Freckle Season EP
Steve Buscemi’s Dreamy Eyes – Sweetie (Rama Lama)
Summer Camp – Romantic Comedy (Apricot)
Tame Impala – The Slow Rush (Modular/Island)
Tan Cologne – Cave Vaults on the Moon in New Mexico (Labrador)
Tennis – Swimmer (Mutually Detrimental)

21 February 2020

Agnes Obel – Myopia (Strange Harvest)
Allie X – Cape God (Twin Music)
Banoffee – Look at Us Now Dad (Cascine)
Best Coast – Always Tomorrow (Concord)
Birgitta Alida – Birgitta Alida EP
BTS – Map of the Soul: 7 (Big Hit)
Charlotte Rose Benjamin – Party City EP (Moshi Moshi)
COIN – Dreamland (The Committee for Sound & Mind)
Cuffed Up – Cuffed Up EP
Draag – Clara Luz EP
Grimes – Miss Anthropocene (4AD)
Hello Forever – Whatever It Is
Honeymoan – Weirdo EP (Communion)
Kevin Kautner – Full Hand (Bayonet)
King Krule – Man Alive! (XL)
Lanterns on the Lake – Spook the Herd (Bella Union)
Marie Løvås – Natta ser det som ingen ser (Kirkelig Kulturverksted)
Peggy Sue – Vices
The Pictish Trail – Thumb World (Fire)
Purr – Like New (Anti)
Spinning Coin – Hyacinth (Geographic)

28 February 2020

Alice Jemima – Everything Changes (Sunday Best)
Blondage – I Love Music EP (Playground)
Brooke Bentham – Everyday Nothing (AllPoints)
Caribou – Suddenly (Merge)
Cold Beat – Mother (DFA)
Hayley Ross – The Weight of Hope (Barracuda)
HOLY – Ryder (PNKSLM)
Johnossi – Torch // Flame (BMG)
KYTES – Good Luck (Frisbee)
Lié – You Want It Real (Mint)
Malka – Moving Together (Tantrum)
Nova Twins – Who Are the Girls? (Blood)
The Orielles – Disco Volador (Heavenly)
Poppy Ackroyd – Resolve Reimagined (One Little Indian)
Ratboys – Printer’s Devil (Topshelf)
Real Estate – The Main Thing (Domino)
Sink Ya Teeth – Two (Hey Buffalo)
Sir Was – Letter (Memphis Industries)
Soccer Mommy – color theory (Loma Vista)
Tycho – Simulcast (Mom+Pop/Ninja Tune)

Something missing from our list that we simply need to know about? Send us a tip or email our editor at [email protected].

Katy Blackwood
Katy Blackwood is the Editor of FEISTY. She's been a self-confessed music geek, stan and encyclopedia since her childhood, loving both new and older sounds alike. Katy started out as a contributor to various magazines before founding FEISTY as an independent, female-led platform for new music.

Hey there, let's keep in touch. Get the latest features, sounds and warm, fuzzy feelings from FEISTY straight to your Twitter feed. (We do Facebook, too.)

Share
Tweet
Reddit
Share
Pin