The Best New Rock Bands Of 2023

Over 100 Ranker voters have come together to rank this list of The Best New Rock Bands Of 2023

Discovering the best new rock bands can feel like mining for a precious gem. To save you the trouble, we've made this compilation of 2023's top new rock acts. From Baltimore quartet STONE HORSES 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 2023 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.

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  • Dirty Honey
    76 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
  • 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
  • Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown

    Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown

    37 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
  • Inhaler


    49 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
  • Crown Lands
    14 votes
    Crown Lands are a Canadian rock music duo from Oshawa, Ontario, most noted as the winners of the Juno Award for Breakthrough Group of the Year at the Juno Awards of 2021. The band were also nominated ...more
  • Joyous Wolf
    21 votes
    Joyous Wolf are a rock band from Southern California formed in 2014 by vocalist Nick Reese, guitarist Blake Allard, bassist Greg Braccio, and drummer Robert Sodaro. Reese and Sodaro met on their ...more