Thursday, 11 December 2008

BBC Sound of 2009 Longlist

It's that time of year again...the BBC has announced the artists and bands who are most likely to find success in 2009. This year, the list was impressive and topped by Adele and Duffy. The Ting Tings and Glasvegas both made albums of the year - really impressive debuts. Foals were also impressive, producing some good singles and live shows. But out of the top 5 it was all a bit predictable. Vampire Weekend, Black Kids and MGMT failed to impress me, as did the exciting Joe Lean And The Jing Jang Jong. And the least said about Santogold the better...

So in 2009, who is on the longlist for January?
  • The Big Pink
  • Dan Black
  • VV Brown
  • Empire of the Sun
  • Florence and the Machine
  • Frankmusik
  • Kid Cudi
  • La Roux
  • Lady GaGa
  • Little Boots
  • Master Shortie
  • Mumford & Sons
  • Passion Pit
  • The Temper Trap
  • White Lies
Yes I haven't heard of any of them either. No that's not strictly true. VV Brown has been on Jools Holland and she was terrible. On the plus side Little Boots sound great, as do Florence And The Machine. As for the rest, who knows... So plenty of Googling and MySpace searching beckons...

Link: BBC Sound Of 2009

1 comment:

Double Hawk said...

From what I gather, Lady Gaga is already mildly popular in U.S., but I'm not a fan.