Upcoming Album and EP Releases: November 2018

A round-up of the important and under-the-radar new releases on the way in November


Our round-up of upcoming releases collects all of the album and EP releases you ought to know about in November 2018.

Our extended list covers the alternative genres that we love, from the worlds of indie, post-punk and shoegaze to dream pop, electropop and riot grrrl, plus a few prominent releases from beyond our usual comfort zone.

The penultimate month of 2018 is set to be a busy one, with new albums from The 1975 (30th), Muse (9th) and The Prodigy (2nd), plus plenty of other material we’re highly excited about.

Most releases fall on the usual Friday release day, with a few exceptions, including Sun Kil Moon‘s new album on Thursday 1 November. Other high-profile releases include, most likely, a controversial Kanye West album (23rd) and a new full-length from The Smashing Pumpkins (16th).

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


FEISTY editor Katy Blackwood’s tips for the month mainly come in the form of EPs, starting with Australia’s San Mei on 2 November. She also recommends the new Extended Plays from UK high-flyers TOUTS (9th) and Yonaka (16th) and retro vibe king Pizzagirl (30th).

She’s also sure to be listening to the second album from post-punk dreamers Lusts (16th) and the debut album from Stockholm trio Gestures (9th).

And finally, looking for something a little more esoteric? Try the ethereal, post-rock tinged Esben and the Witch, whose fifth full-length is out on 16 November.

1 November 2018

Sun Kil Moon – This is My Dinner (Caldo Verde)

2 November 2018

Banfi – The Marlow EP (Communion)
Bill Ryder-Jones – Yawn (Domino)
Dan Mangan – More or Less (City Slang)
Dead Can Dance – Dionysus (PIAS)
Eliza and the Bear – Group Therapy (Be-Known)
Gabby’s World – Beast on Beast (Yellow K)
It Looks Sad. – Sky Lake (Tiny Engines)
L.A. Witch – Octubre EP (Suicide Squeeze)
Lucia – Cheap Talk EP (Sweet Jane)
Makeout Point – Dear Audrey EP (Youth)
Mother Feather – Constellation Baby (Metal Blade)
The Prodigy – No Tourists (Take Me to the Hospital)
San Mei – Heaven EP (LXVI)
Sofie Winterson – Sophia Electric (Excelsior)
Tenacious D – Post-Apocalypto (Columbia)
VHS Collection – Retrofuturism

9 November 2018

Alien Sex Fiend – Possessed (Cherry Red)
Amanda Tenfjord – First Impression EP (Propeller)
Chez Ali – Buenas Noches Club EP (Rama Lama)
CHINAH – Anyone (No. 3)
Ead Wood – Beige Dreams EP
Gestures – Funny Games (PNKSLM)
Holygram – Modern Cults (Cleopatra)
Imagine Dragons – Origins (Interscope)
J Fernandez – Occasional Din (Joyful Noise)
J Mascis – Elastic Days (Sub Pop)
Kælan Mikla – Nótt eftir nótt
King Nun – I Have Love EP (Dirty Hit)
Laura Jane Grace and the Devouring Mothers – Bought to Rot (Bloodshot)
Little Dragon – Lover Chanting EP (Ninja Tune)
Muse – Simulation Theory (Warner Bros.)
NANCY – Mysterious Visions EP (Cannibal Hymns)
The Ninth Wave – Flesch EP (Distiller)
The Ocean Party – The Oddfellows’ Hall (Spunk)
Pleasure Heads – Excuse the Filth EP
TOUTS – Analysis Paralysis EP (Hometown)
whenyoung – Given Up EP (Virgin EMI)

16 November 2018

Alpines – Full Bloom
Anderson .Paak – Oxnard (Aftermath)
Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness – Upside Down Flowers (Fantasy)
Claire George – Bodies of Water EP (Cascine)
Crooked Teeth – Honey EP (Rude)
Esben and the Witch – Nowhere (Season of Mist)
Fjer – You Again (QUINTIC)
The Good, the Bad and the Queen – Merrie Land (Studio 13)
itoldyouiwouldeatyou – Oh Dearism (Alcopop!)
Liv Dawson – Bedroom EP
Lusts – Call of the Void (Blinky Watts)
Mumford and Sons – Delta (Island)
Sloucher – Be True (Swoon)
The Smashing Pumpkins – Shiny and Oh So Bright, Vol 1 / LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun. (Napalm)
Yonaka – Creature EP (Asylum)

17 November 2018

Sœur – Fight EP

20 November 2018

Sam Fender – Dead Boys EP (Polydor)

23 November 2018

Arcadian Child – Superfonica
Art Brut – Wham! Bang! Pow! Let’s Rock Out! (Alcopop!)
Ed Harcourt – Beyond the End (PIAS)
Kanye West – Yandhi (Getting Out Our Dreams)
Swimclub – Waiting for the Night EP (Seehurst)
The Wild Things – You’re Really Something

30 November 2018

The 1975 – A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships (Dirty Hit)
ANNAVR – Vibration EP (Zero Hour)
Alessia Cara – The Pains of Growing (Def Jam)
Chlöe Howl – Work EP
Ex:Re – Ex:Re (4AD)
Mira Aasma – Nighttime Memos EP (Birds)
Pizzagirl – Season 2 EP (Heist Or Hit)
River Fury – 5 Year Plan EP (Painted Halo)

Something missing from our list that we simply need to hear? 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.

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