The Best New Rock Bands Of 2023

Over 200 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
    137 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 self-titled extended play was self-released in March 2019. The single "When I'm Gone" topped the Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs chart, making them the first unsigned band to ever do so. Dirty Honey were also named an iHeartRadio On The Verge Artist.
  • Ayron Jones

    Ayron Jones

    80 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 performing in local venues of his hometown Seattle with his trio Ayron Jones and the Way, he was noticed by producer Sir Mix-a-Lot and lead an independent career until he signed with John Varvatos/Big Machine. His first major album was released on May 21, 2021. As an opening act or fellow participant in festivals, he has shared the stage with names such as B.B. King, Guns N' Roses, the Zombies, Patti Smith, Living Colour, The Presidents of the United States of America, Janelle Monae, Public Enemy, Rakim, Robin Trower, Spearhead, Train, Jeff Beck, Slipknot, Lamb of God, Theory of a Deadman and Run-DMC. He has participated in festivals such as Bumbershoot, Mount Baker Rhythm and Blues Festival, SXSW, Sasquatch! Music Festival and Summer Meltdown.
  • Måneskin
    115 votes
    Måneskin are an Italian glam pop rock band formed in Rome in 2016. The band is composed of vocalist Damiano David, bassist Victoria de Angelis, guitarist Thomas Raggi, and drummer Ethan Torchio. Performing in the streets in their early days, they rose to prominence after finishing second in the eleventh season of the Italian talent show X Factor in 2017. Their international breakthrough ensued when the foursome won the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 for Italy with the song "Zitti e buoni." The band have released two studio albums Il ballo della vita (2018) and Teatro d'ira: Vol. I (2021), one extended-play, and nine singles, which have topped the Italian and European music charts. They have collected 28 platinum and 7 gold certifications from FIMI (Federation of the Italian Music Industry), and have sold over one million records in Italy before their post-Eurovision breakthrough. In 2021, Måneskin became the first Italian rock band to reach the top 10 on the UK Singles Chart.
  • Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown

    Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown

    70 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 groups as Jeff Beck, ZZ Top, Aerosmith, AC/DC, Guns N' Roses and Lynyrd Skynyrd, as well as making appearances at several rock-themed music festivals. The group's current lineup consists of Tyler Bryant (lead guitar & vocals), Graham Whitford (rhythm guitar), Ryan Fitzgerald (bass), and Caleb Crosby (drums).
  • Ghost Hounds

    Ghost Hounds

    30 votes
    Ghost Hounds are an American rock 'n' blues band from Pittsburgh, PA, comprised of Tré Nation, Thomas Tull, Johnny Baab, Bennett Miller, Blaise Lanzetta, and Joe Munroe.
  • Spiritbox
    53 votes
    Spiritbox are a Canadian heavy metal band from Victoria, British Columbia. Husband and wife duo guitarist Mike Stringer and vocalist Courtney LaPlante established Spiritbox in 2017. The band's full lineup comprises LaPlante and Stringer, bassist Bill Crook, and drummer Zev Rose. The band's metal style is difficult to pigeonhole into a specific metal music genre and displays an array of styles that draw from a variety of influences and incorporate electronic elements. Dissatisfaction caused LaPlante and Stringer to leave their former band, Iwrestledabearonce, and they started Spiritbox, seeking artistic freedom. Both released a debut extended play, Spiritbox (2017), followed by a second EP, Singles Collection (2019), with the band's line-up completed. The band continued to gain popularity with several singles that reached the Billboard charts before releasing their debut album Eternal Blue (2021), which entered the US Billboard 200 at number thirteen.