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The Best New Rock Bands Of 2020, Ranked 

Jovaughn Brown
Updated March 16, 2020 · 6:54pm PDT 686 votes 96 voters 2.9k views 27 items

List Rules New rock bands only.

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Here are the best new rock bands of 2020. Featuring the hottest new rock bands right now, like Inhaler and The HU, the top new rock bands today span a broad range of rock sub-genres. Dirty Honey and BONES UK, for example, are among the best new hard rock bands of 2020, while The Faim and Bonesteel are good new 2020 rock bands which specialize in the genres of pop rock and alternative metal, respectively. This list of modern rock bands is as diverse as the genre itself, but all of these new rock groups have one thing in common: they are putting out some of the best new rock music in 2020. 

Who do you think the best new rock artists in 2020 are? Which 2020 new rock groups will go on to top the rock charts?

Vote up the best new rock bands of 2020 below, and be sure to add any that you feel we may have missed.

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Dirty Honey is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New Rock Bands Of 2020, Ranked
Dirty Honey is an American rock band from Los Angeles, formed in 2017. It consists of singer Marc Labelle, guitarist John Notto, bassist Justin Smolian, and drummer Corey Coverstone. The group's ...more
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The HU is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New Rock Bands Of 2020, Ranked
The Hu (stylized as The HU) is a Mongolian rock band formed in 2016. WIth traditional Mongolian instrumentation, including the Morin khuur, and Mongolian throat singing, the band calls their ...more
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The Faim is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Rock Bands Of 2020, Ranked
The Faim is a four-piece band from Perth, Australia. The band consists of singer Josh Raven, bassist/keyboardist Stephen Beerkens, guitarist Samuel Tye and drummer Linden Marrisen. The group ...more
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Inhaler is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Rock Bands Of 2020, Ranked
Inhaler
Inhaler is an Irish pop rock band originating from Dublin. The band consists of vocalist/guitarist Elijah Hewson, bassist Robert Keating, guitarist Josh Jenkinson and drummer Ryan McMahon. The ...more
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Bad Wolves is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New Rock Bands Of 2020, 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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Revival Black is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New Rock Bands Of 2020, Ranked
Revival Black
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BONES UK is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Rock Bands Of 2020, Ranked
Bones UK is a rock band from Camden Town, London consisting of lead vocalist/rhythm guitarist Rosie Bones, lead guitarist Carmen Vandenberg, and drummer Heavy.
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Starcrawler is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New Rock Bands Of 2020, Ranked
Starcrawler is an American rock band from Los Angeles, formed in 2015. The band has released two albums, Star Crawler and Devour You, on Rough Trade Records, in 2018 and 2019, respectively.
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Alffa is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Rock Bands Of 2020, Ranked
Alffa (transl. " Alpha") is a Welsh-language blues rock duo from Llanrug in North Wales. The group currently consists of Dion Wyn Jones (vocals, guitar) and Sion Eifion Land (drums). ...more
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The Murder Capital is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Rock Bands Of 2020, Ranked
The Murder Capital is an Irish post-punk band based in Dublin.The band began performing together in 2015, and signed with Human Season Records in 2018 before releasing their first singles in ...more
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The Driver Era is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New Rock Bands Of 2020, 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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BRKN LOVE is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New Rock Bands Of 2020, Ranked
BRKN LOVE
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The Mysterines is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New Rock Bands Of 2020, Ranked
The Mysterines
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Fever 333 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New Rock Bands Of 2020, 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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Zero 9:36 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New Rock Bands Of 2020, Ranked
Zero 9:36
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Des Rocs is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Rock Bands Of 2020, Ranked
Des Rocs
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Oddnote is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Rock Bands Of 2020, Ranked
Oddnote
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Marisa And The Moths is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New Rock Bands Of 2020, Ranked
Marisa And The Moths
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Bonesteel is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Rock Bands Of 2020, Ranked
Bonesteel
Bonesteel is an alternative metal band from Los Angeles, CA.
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Golden Ones is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Rock Bands Of 2020, Ranked
jonesyhayden69 added Golden Ones
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Another Day Dawns is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New Rock Bands Of 2020, Ranked
bostonrandy added Another Day Dawns
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Rews is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New Rock Bands Of 2020, Ranked
Rews
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Authentic Pines is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New Rock Bands Of 2020, Ranked
Authentic Pines
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JunkBunny is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New Rock Bands Of 2020, Ranked
JunkBunny
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Locket is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New Rock Bands Of 2020, Ranked
Locket