The Best New Rock Bands Of 2022

In a world where pop and hip-hop artists dominate the music industry, it's a struggle to discover the best new rock bands. That's why we've made it easy for you with our compilation of 2022's top new rock acts. From the electrifying Italian glam rock group Måneskin (who won 2021's Eurovision Song Contest and Sanremo Music Festival) to Los Angeles based teenage all-girl group The Linda Lindas, this year's hottest rockstars and musicians to watch are ready to take the world by storm, one head-banging hit single at a time. The 2022 roster of artists featured below spans all rock subgenres, including heavy metal, indie rock, punk rock, alternative, new wave, blues rock, ska, synth-pop, and progressive rock.

Which trending new rock groups are you most excited to see live, and whose records are you currently listening to? Vote below for the best new rock bands of 2022, and be sure to also check out this year's top new rock songs here.

  • Dirty Honey
    215 votes
    Dirty Honey are an American rock band from Los Angeles, formed in 2017. The band consists of singer Marc LaBelle, guitarist John Notto, bassist Justin Smolian, and drummer Corey Coverstone. Their ...more
  • Ayron Jones

    Ayron Jones

    108 votes
    Ayron Jones (born August 23, 1986 in Seattle, Washington) is an American guitarist, singer and songwriter. His music blends elements of grunge, rock, hip-hop, soul and other genres. After years ...more
    47 votes
    STONE HORSES are an American hard rock band from the Baltimore, MD / Washington, D.C. Mid-Atlantic region, formed by guitarist Teddy Merrill and vocalist John Allen. They have released two studio EPs ...more
  • Inhaler


    111 votes
    Inhaler are an Irish rock band originating from Dublin. The band consists of vocalist/guitarist Elijah Hewson, bassist Robert Keating, guitarist Josh Jenkinson and drummer Ryan McMahon. The band was ...more
  • The Damn Truth are a Canadian rock band from Montreal currently signed with Spectra Musique. They have released three studio albums throughout their career: Dear in the Headlights (2012), Devilish ...more
  • Thundermother
    Thundermother are an all-female Swedish hard rock band from Växjö, formed in 2009 by Filippa Nässil. They are currently signed with AFM Records.