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James Bay comes second in the BBC Sound of 2015 poll

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I predicted that James Bay would rank highly for the BBC Sound of poll. Tomorrow the winner is revealed. My money’s on Years & Years.

BBC Sound Of 2015 longlist revealed

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bbc sound of 2015 longlist

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:

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.

New Music: James Bay

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Good old solid British guitar pop. Personally I think this is one of my records of the week. Check out here.