The Blog Sound of 2015 longlist has been announced, revealing UK bloggers’ favourite bands and artists of the moment (including mine!). The possibilities of commercial success doesn’t have any effect on this list, which gives it a slightly different feel than some other polls around this time of year.
In total, 148 acts were nominated by the 62 bloggers involved in the poll, which is considered a companion to the BBC Sound of 2015 poll. Each blogger nominating three acts in order of preference, with the acts including both major label acts and unsigned ones.
Only one of my picks made the list – any guesses as to who that might be? I will be revealing my other two picks along with some other acts to watch over the next 12 months when the results are revealed on 2 January.
The UK’s music blogosphere is as diverse as the music our little island produces, but sadly the annual blog poll doesn’t appear to reflect that diversity as well as it could. We may not cover hip hop on these pages, but there are plenty of other blogs that doe – however, while they were asked to join the poll, few seem to want to be involved and that skews the poll results a little. Hopefully next year we’ll address that a little better next time.
Anyway, onto the music…
Blog Sound of 2015 longlist
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Blogs involved in the 2014 poll
17 Seconds, A New Band A Day, A Pocket Full Of Seeds, A World Of Music And Madness, Across The Kitchen Table, Alphabet Bands, Beat Surrender, Beat2aChord, Both Bars On, Brapscallions, Bratfaced LDN, Breaking More Waves, Brighton Music Blog, Daisy Digital, Dots And Dashes, Drunken Werewolf, Echoes and Dust, Electronic Rumors, Even The Stars, Everything Flows, Getintothis, God Is In The TV, Hearty Vibes, Hitsville UK, I Love Pie, Just Music That I Like, Kemptation, Like 1999, Lipstick Disco, Little Indie Blogs, Love Music : Love Life, Music Broke My Bones, Music Liberation, Music Like Dirt, My Day By Day Music, Never Enough Notes, Not Many Experts, Notes For A Road Sign, One Album A Week, Popped Music, Queen Beetch, Rave Child, Scientists Of Sound, Some Of It Is True, Song, by Toad, Sounds Good To Me Too, Sound Of Now Music, Spectral Nights, 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 Paper Penguins, This Must Be Pop, Thoughts On Music, Three Beams, Too Many Blogs, The VPME, What If I Had A Music Blog.