Every year the BBC makes up a list of what it thinks is “the definitive annual list of exciting new artists to watch out for” – as the list has been created by a number of industry “tastemakers”. They’ve been doing this for years, and I’ve been commenting at various points along the route.
This year, however, 32 of the finest music blogs around have come together to pick our favourites for the coming year. We’ve been wading through neck deep in the hype, and each picked five highlights for the next year, and these were then aggregated into the list you see below. Big shout out to all the Walrus friends and lovers involved – namely 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, The Daily Growl, And Everyone’s A DJ, Kowolskiy, Just Music That I Like, Cruel Rhythm, The Blue Walrus, Music Fans Mic, Seventeen Seconds, Eaten By Monsters, Seven Sevens, Unpeeled, New Rave Brain Wave,Peenko, Music Liberation and Song By Toad.
And which gems did we collectively pick as our Sound of 2012 longlist?
This, ladies and gentleman, is a list and definitely worth a listen alongside the BBC’s own version.
Special thanks to Andy Von Pip for putting it together.
Who have we missed? Let us know in the comments.
UPDATE 02/01/2012: The winners have been announced…