For the second year running, I have been honoured with the chance to vote in the UK Blog Sound Of 2015 poll. Following the unveiling of the BBC Sound Of 2015 long-list yesterday, a smaller, UK blogging contingency organised by fellow blogger Breaking More Waves have once again offered up a terrific, 15-artist-long-list of their favourite up-and-coming acts for 2015. Chosen irrespective of their chances of commercial success, I’m delighted to say that this years long-list features two of my three poll votes, Flyte and Shura. Having been blown away by both acts live sets (after catching them both for the first times on consecutive nights at the beginning of November), I can say with all seriousness that both artists are (in my eyes) stand-out favourites to be huge success stories in the months and years to come. As for the rest of the list, quite surprisingly, only two other artists (Coasts and Lapsley) have featured on this blog before, with the rest of the artists music either not to my taste, or completely unknown to me at all (Halfrican & All We Are). To find out loads more information about the poll itself and to listen to a cracking poll playlist, make sure you visit Breaking More Waves; and in the meantime, why not sit back and relax with poll nominee Coasts’ wonderful new track Lions.
*The act who gained the most amount of points in the poll will be announced on January 2nd 2015.
The Full Blog Sound of 2015 Longlist
All We Are
The music blogs that took part in voting can be seen below:
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.