With the year finally winding down, the BBC has revealed it’s longlist for the Sound of 2015. The winner from this poll almost always ends up being a household name. Here’s the longlist of talent, with a link to their first feature on Alfitude when relevant – although bear in mind some of these posts are so old that the media’s probably not up any more:
- Rae Morris – featured December 2012
- Kwabs – featured March 2013
- James Bay – featured April 2013
- Years & Years – featured August 2013
- Låpsley – featured January 2014
- Shura – featured February 2014
- SOAK- featured February 2014
- Shamir – featured April 2014
- Wolf Alice – featured April 2014
- Sunset Sons – featured September 2014
- George The Poet
On a personal note, I think it’s a much stronger selection than the last couple of years. My bets go on James Bay, Shura, Rae Morris, Kwabs, Sunset Sons or Years & Years (my favourite) to win. But it’s hard to call just yet… A countdown to the shortlist leads to the winner being announced on January 9th 2015. Listen to the music here.
James Bay has one of the best pop voices for the future.
Good old solid British guitar pop. Personally I think this is one of my records of the week. Check out here.