Grab this free mixtape from Clare Maguire while it’s still available, nice stuff.
It’s a cross between Clare Maguire and Marina & The Diamonds but better, in my view.
So Clare Maguire, first featured on ALFITUDE back in July 2010, has come in 5th place for the BBC Sound of Music 2011. I remember struggling to find decent pics of her back then to try and blog about and now she’s everywhere. Well deserved. Wonder who will come in 4th? Hmmm!
This is always an exciting bit of news every year for me. The ‘BBC Sound’ poll is often the most accurate forecaster for next year’s biggest music acts, having predicted 50 Cent, Corinne Bailey Rae, Mika and Little Boots as ones to watch in the past. Visit the website here for more info. Full list is:
- James Blake
- Anna Calvi
- Esben & the Witch
- Jessie J
- Clare Maguire
- The Naked & Famous
- Jai Paul
- The Vaccines
- Jamie Woon
- Wretch 32
I’ve managed to clock 6 of those in the last year… not bad going if I do say so myself! The top five will be revealed in the week commencing 3 January.
I stumbled across Clare Maguire’s Myspace sometime early last year, long before I had this blog. She had just one song up, called ‘Strangest Thing’, and it blew my mind away. It seems like she’s been signed up since then, as a new version of the same track is now online and her Myspace looks amazing. Check out here.