Is this a better list than the BBC Sound of 2012 poll?
The Blog Sound of the year was set up as an alternative poll of emerging musical talent to look forward to in 2012, it was completely compiled through the recommendations of online bloggers alone(full list of which below). This exercise was in no way intended as a platform to criticise or disrespect the Beebs official Sound of , it was more an experiment to see if blogs can come up with some interesting alternatives.
As you can imagine the suggestions for this poll were very wide and varied reflecting the tremendous musical mix UK music blogs cover. Long may they all continue ! Here are the fifteen acts that make up our longlist, and as is traditional these will subsequently be narrowed down, and then later a winner will be crowned!
The Long List ( in no particular order)
Houdini Dax http://www.houdinidax.co.uk
Lianne La Havas http://www.myspace.com/liannelahavas
Theme Park http://www.themeparkband.com
French Wives http://frenchwives.co.uk
The Good Natured www.thegoodnatured.co.uk
Alt- J http://www.soundcloud.com/alt-j
The Jezabels www.thejezabels.com
Lucy Rose www.lucyrosemusic.co.uk
Beth Jeans Houghton www.facebook.com/BethJeansHoughton
The fine blogs involved in compiling this list:
Breaking More Waves, God Is In the TV, Sweeping The Nation, The Von Pip Musical Express, The Recommender, Faded Glamour, Drunken Werewolf, Flying With Anna, Not Many Experts, Underclassed idle Ideas, Sonic Masala, Mudkiss, The Pop Cop, The Ring Master, Both Bars On, Music From A Green Window, Dots And Dashes, Daily Growl, And Everyones A DJ, Kowolskiy, Just Music i Like, Cruel Rhythms, The Blue Walrus, Music Fans Mic, Seventeen Seconds, Eaten By Monsters, Seven Sevens, Unpeeled, New Rave Brain Wave, Peenko, Music Liberation, Song By Toad.