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
    225 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
  • Inhaler


    117 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
  • Ayron Jones

    Ayron Jones

    116 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
  • Blacktop Mojo
    Blacktop Mojo are a rock band from Palestine, Texas. The band consists of vocalist Matt James, drummer Nathan Gillis, guitarist Chuck Wepfer, and bassist Matt Curtis. The band was founded by Matt ...more
  • The Cold Stares are an American rock band from Evansville, Indiana, formed in 2009. The duo has independently released four studio albums - A Cold Wet Night (2014), Head Bent (2017), Mountain (2018), ...more
  • Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown

    Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown

    110 votes
    Tyler Bryant & the Shakedown are an American rock band. Founded in Nashville, Tennessee by guitarist Tyler Bryant, the group has since released four successful studio albums, and has toured with such ...more