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The Best New Rock Bands Of 2019, Ranked  

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List Rules Only bands that have released two or fewer albums to date. Vote up the most exciting new sounds that are already in your heavy rotation.

While it's fun to listen to old favorites, every year introduces music fans to incredible new bands. The best new rock bands of 2019 include groups with old school sounds, energetic punks, and everyone in between. Some of the 2019 new bands are poised for a break-out year by heading out on buzz-worthy tours and releasing highly anticipated new albums.

Everyone from Greta Van Fleet to Radkey are expected to have a big year in 2019. The Fever 333 released their full-length debut, Strength in Numb333rs – produced by John Feldman and Travis Barker – on Jan. 18, 2019 setting them up for a break-out year.

Which new rock band do you think will become the best of 2019? Vote your favorite new bands up to the top of this list and please add any artists we may have missed.

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Greta Van Fleet is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New Rock Bands Of 2019, Ranked
Greta Van Fleet is an American rock band from Frankenmuth, Michigan, formed in 2012. It consists of vocalist Josh Kiszka, guitarist Jake Kiszka, bassist Sam Kiszka, and drummer Danny Wagner. ...more
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Badflower is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New Rock Bands Of 2019, Ranked
Badflower is an American rock band founded in Los Angeles, California. The band is composed of singer/guitarist Josh Katz, lead guitarist Joey Morrow, bass guitarist Alex Espiritu and drummer ...more
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The Struts is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Rock Bands Of 2019, Ranked
The Struts are an English rock band from Derby, Derbyshire, England. The band consists of vocalist Luke Spiller, guitarist Adam Slack, bassist Jed Elliott, and drummer Gethin Davies. Formed in ...more
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Bad Wolves is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Rock Bands Of 2019, Ranked
Bad Wolves is an American heavy metal supergroup formed in 2017. They are best known for their 2018 cover of The Cranberries' 1994 hit "Zombie".
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Cleopatrick is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New Rock Bands Of 2019, Ranked
Cleopatrick is a Canadian indie rock band based out of Cobourg, Ontario. Childhood friends Ian Fraser and Luke Gruntz grew up in Cobourg, Ontario had been friends since age 4 and began getting ...more
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Fever 333 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New Rock Bands Of 2019, Ranked
FEVER 333 is an American rock band formed in Inglewood, California in July 2017. The three-piece band consists of former Letlive vocalist Jason Aalon Butler, former Chariot guitarist Stephen ...more
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Radkey is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Rock Bands Of 2019, Ranked
Radkey is an American rock band. Radkey consists of three home-schooled brothers from St. Joseph, Missouri. Isaiah Radke (bass), Solomon Radke (drums), and Dee Radke (lead vocals and guitar) who ...more
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The Score is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New Rock Bands Of 2019, Ranked
The Score is an American indie pop band formed in New York City in 2015. The group consists of Eddie Anthony (vocals, guitar) and Edan Dover (keyboard, producer). They were signed to Republic ...more
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Reignwolf is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Rock Bands Of 2019, Ranked
Reignwolf is a Canadian indie/blues rock band. Around 2012, Jordan Cook moved to Seattle and adopted the Reignwolf moniker. Cook's first official show under the new name was at The Sunset Tavern ...more
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The Regrettes is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Rock Bands Of 2019, Ranked
The Regrettes are an American punk rock band from Los Angeles. The band is led by frontwoman Lydia Night. They released their debut studio album, Feel Your Feelings Fool! on Warner Bros. Records ...more
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The Blue Stones is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New Rock Bands Of 2019, Ranked
The Blue Stones are a Canadian blues rock duo based in Windsor, Ontario.In August 2018, The Blue Stones signed a record contract with Entertainment One, where they subsequently announced plans ...more
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lovelytheband is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New Rock Bands Of 2019, Ranked
Lovelytheband (stylized as lovelytheband) is an American indie pop band that formed in 2016 in Los Angeles. The band members are vocalist Mitchy Collins, guitarist Jordan Greenwald, and drummer ...more
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Half Alive is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New Rock Bands Of 2019, Ranked
Half Alive (stylized as half•alive) is an American band from Long Beach, California. The band was formed in 2016 and consists of lead singer Josh Taylor, drummer Brett Kramer and bassist J Tyler ...more
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DREAMERS is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New Rock Bands Of 2019, Ranked
Dreamers (stylized as DREAMERS) are an American pop rock trio, featuring Nick Wold, Nelson, and Jacob Lee Wick.
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Stand Atlantic is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New Rock Bands Of 2019, Ranked
Stand Atlantic are an Australian rock/pop/punk band from Sydney, formed in 2014. The band consists of vocalist/guitarist Bonnie Fraser, guitarist David Potter and drummer Jonno Panichi. Stand ...more
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Deadland Ritual is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Rock Bands Of 2019, Ranked
Deadland Ritual is an English-American hard rock band. Formed in 2018, the band is a supergroup composed of vocalist Franky Perez, guitarist Steve Stevens, bassist Geezer Butler and drummer Matt ...more
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Calpurnia is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Rock Bands Of 2019, Ranked
Calpurnia is a Canadian indie rock band formed in 2017, originating from Vancouver. The band consists of Finn Wolfhard (vocals, rhythm guitar), Malcolm Craig (drums), Ayla Tesler-Mabe (lead ...more
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The Unlikely Candidates is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New Rock Bands Of 2019, Ranked
The Unlikely Candidates are an American indie rock band from Fort Worth, Texas. The band formed in the year 2008. Their single "Follow My Feet" peaked at number six on the Adult ...more
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Simple Creatures is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Rock Bands Of 2019, Ranked
Simple Creatures is an American rock duo formed by Mark Hoppus of Blink-182 and Alex Gaskarth of All Time Low.
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Middle Kids is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Rock Bands Of 2019, Ranked
Middle Kids are an alternative indie rock band from Sydney, Australia led by lead singer/guitarist Hannah Joy and her husband, Tim Fitz. Drummer Harry Day fills out the trio. They have released ...more
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boygenius is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New Rock Bands Of 2019, Ranked
Boygenius (stylized in all lowercase) is an indie rock supergroup formed by American musicians Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers, and Lucy Dacus. Their self-titled debut EP boygenius was written and ...more
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Messer is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New Rock Bands Of 2019, Ranked
Messer is an American hard rock musical ensemble from Dallas, Texas. Started in 2009, the ensemble has released three singles, including "Simple Man", "Whiskey" and ...more
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The Driver Era is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New Rock Bands Of 2019, Ranked
The Driver Era (stylized as THE DRIVER ERΛ) is an alternative musical duo that consists of brothers Rocky and Ross Lynch. The band has cited Calvin Harris, Selena Gomez and Dua Lipa as musical ...more
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Better Oblivion Community Cent... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New Rock Bands Of 2019, Ranked
Better Oblivion Community Center is an American indie rock duo composed of musicians Conor Oberst and Phoebe Bridgers. The duo released their eponymous debut album on January 24, 2019, through ...more
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Ready the Prince is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New Rock Bands Of 2019, Ranked
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