The BBC Sound of 2018 long list was revealed today. As usual, most of the list is no surprise since this really has been a stellar year, specially for pop.
So here’s what Britain’s tastemakers think will make it big next year – along with when I first featured them on here.
Alma – featured June 2016
Billie Eilish – featured November 2015!
IAMDDB – featured September 2017
Khalid – featured May 2016
Lewis Capaldi – featured April 2017
Nilüfer Yanya – featured September 2016
Not3s – featured March 2017
Rex Orange County – featured November 2016
Sam Fender – first featured April 2014!
Sigrid – first featured August 2014!
Superorganism – first featured February 2017
Tom Walker – first featured November 2015
Yaeji – first featured September 2017
Yxng Bane – first featured September 2017
Nice to see some Scandinavian presence in Alma and Sigrid. I really can’t figure who will win this year though… My instinct tells me that Tom Walker and Sam Fender have the strongest chances, but who knows!
The top five will be revealed one day at a time from Monday 8 January, with the winner being announced on the Friday.
Track of the week. This is the kind of indie pop that keeps me loving to run this site.
I haven’t heard anything acoustic that’s got a voice as powerful as this for some time. Check out here.