For the first time ever, the annual Blog Sound poll has come up with two winners with exactly the same number of votes – Banks and Marika Hackman. Yes I know this was actually announced last week, but I wasn’t around and with the BBC about to announce their winners, I thought now would be a good time to publish.
Marika Hackman was featured on these pages back in mid-2012, and her unique ethereal stripped-back sound has found its audience over the last year, with remixes by the likes of Sivu helping out.
Banks made her mark on 2013 with her seductive electronic R&B and masses of style, and alongside winning the Blog Sound of 2014, she came third in the BBC Sound of 2014 poll.
The music blogs involved were:
17 Seconds, A Pocket Full Of Seeds, All Noise, Alphabet Bands, Beat Surrender, Both Bars On, Brapscallions, Breaking More Waves, Brighton Music Blog, Cat From Japan, Daisy Digital, Details Of My Life, Don’t Watch Me Dancing, Dots and Dashes, Drunken Werewolf, Eaten By Monsters, Echoes and Dust, Electronic Rumors, Faded Glamour, God Is In The TV, Gold Flake Paint, Hearty Vibes, I Love Pie, In Love Not Limbo, Just Music That I Like, Killing Moon, Like 1999, Little Indie Blogs, Love Music : Love Life, Music Broke My Bones, Music Liberation,Music Like Dirt, My Band’s Better Than Your Band, My Day By Day Music, Not Many Experts, Peenko, Pop Dodger, Repeat Button,Scientists Of Sound, Scottish Fiction, Skeletory, Sleep In Music, Some Of It Is True, Sound Influx, Sounds Good To Me Too, Sounds Of Now Music, Sweeping The Nation, The Blue Walrus, The Devil Has The Best Tuna, The Electricity Club, The Evening’s Empire, The Mad Mackerel,The Metaphorical Boat, The Sound Of Confusion, The Underclassed,This Must Be Pop, Thoughts On Music, Von Pip Musical Express, When The Gramophone Rings