New indie music for 2022

Looking for the best alternative artists emerging in 2022? Within our list of ones to watch there’s sure to be a new indie band you’ll be streaming all year.

In our picks for indie music on the rise in 2022, there’s indie rock songs about love and indie pop songs about falling out of love. Smart narrative threads are communicated through catchy melodies, and beats to make you sway or make you cut loose completely.

Check out these 6 new indie artists to watch in 2022.

Folly Group

Four-piece Folly Group’s post-punk indie rock is bumped up a tier through inventive use of electronic dance music. Their exhilarating songs mess with rhythm in a creative way, pounding drums and chanted vocals anchoring every track.

Bored at My Grandma’s House

Bedroom indie pop from songwriter and producer Bored at My Grandma’s House who writes songs with a dreamy, lofi sound, featuring swirling guitar and floaty vocals.

Rachel Chinouriri

Rachel Chinouriri’s beautiful melodies and the lo-fi leanings of her beats reassure us it’s alright to feel all the feelings. Fans have found her alt-pop on TikTok, and seen her supporting Sam Fender on tour. She’s set to keep rising in 2022.


NOISY bring much-appreciated elements of jungle and DnB to refresh their underlying anchor of indie rock. The trio’s infectious energy brings out the youthful comradery of their songs.


Wallice makes indie pop anthems with scuzzy 90s guitar and sweetly sung vocals. Inspiration for her songs range from getting a wisdom tooth pulled, to calling out toxic relationships and difficult friendships, usually with a hint of drollness.

Wet Leg

Following the duo’s witty, catchy first two singles and intriguing EP release in 2021, all eyes are on Wet Leg for the release of their debut album in April.

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