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afcbfan 01-12-2013 09:42

BBC Sound of 2014
 
The website is up http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01ky6g6 so It's soon gonna be that time of year again when the great and the good tell us what we'll all be listening to in the year ahead. I'm sure HAIM haven't been off your gramophone this year, huh?

If The Independent is to be believed Sam Smith, Ella Eyre and Royal Blood should feature, but what do DS users think will end up on the list? Who are your tips for the top?

The top three newcomers I've enjoyed most this year who may trouble the list would be:

Radkey: Some punky metal grungey hardcore for you. Hard to believe they're still in their teens: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5K0ZOH-koY

The Orwells: More youngsters from the States here with their brand of garage rock: On my 'to do' list, live. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjWPUR1STOc

Findlay: Really enjoyed her/their brand of pop-rock-blues this year; gonna see them on Tuesday: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSt_GZuGxP0

What say you, DS?

little-monster 01-12-2013 09:55

Foxes
She is heavily tipped for great things. There is no music website i go where people are raving about her. Her material so far is brill.

afcbfan 01-12-2013 10:02

I think Foxes misses out due to having a top 20 hit a couple of days before the deadline; it was 11th November, 2012 for the 2013 list. But if not a good shout, yes.

Cricketblade 01-12-2013 10:50

They got quite a few correct in the past but in recent years they've been well off.

Fred E Star 01-12-2013 12:24

I've played the Haim album a lot and would have played it more if I hadn't already been listening to all the singles that are included for ages.

I also watched them live twice this year and may possibly see them again this month, if not I'm sure I'll see them in 2014.
I did also go to a couple of their gigs in 2012 so didn't need the BBC to tell me how good they were!


Quote:

Originally Posted by afcbfan (Post 70069118)
The website is up http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01ky6g6 so It's soon gonna be that time of year again when the great and the good tell us what we'll all be listening to in the year ahead. I'm sure HAIM haven't been off your gramophone this year, huh?


Adamsk 01-12-2013 17:27

I kind of like Radkey there music reminds me of The Ramones at there darkest along with the Fuzztones.

constantino_chr 01-12-2013 17:49

My picks:

FKA Twigs
Banks
Wolf Alice
Circa Waves
Marika Hackman
Chloe Howl
Say Lou Lou
Honeyblood

I reckon at least two of those will make the list:D

Adamsk 01-12-2013 18:40

What no Tess Parks.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXICXbzDOZk

CerealKiller 01-12-2013 19:04

Radkey sound wicked!

Eric_Blob 01-12-2013 20:59

Wouldn't Sam Smith and Ella Eyre be ineligible, since they featured on #1 hits this year?

lovelife7292 01-12-2013 21:03

For me;

all about she
Ry X
Chloe Howl
Florrie
Vance Joy

itunesfestival2 01-12-2013 21:31

The long list is being announced tomorrow it's been confirmed, by Radio 1's Twitter! Plus, Zane Lowe's show is about the Sound of 2014 it says on the schedule. HYPED.

AliBaba2010 01-12-2013 22:49

I reckon that Fryars (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHZy9pynB18), Joel Compass (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3anka7BCnLE) and Denai Moore (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faBWB5dG79Y) will be on the list.

afcbfan 01-12-2013 22:54

Quote:

Originally Posted by Eric_Blob (Post 70082409)
Wouldn't Sam Smith and Ella Eyre be ineligible, since they featured on #1 hits this year?

Not sure. 2013 rules - assume they are the same this year - also say: "They must not already be famous i.e. generally known by the UK public, (e.g. member of a hit band going solo)."

Quote:

Originally Posted by lovelife7292 (Post 70082654)
For me;

all about she
Ry X
Chloe Howl
Florrie
Vance Joy

Good shout. Berlin is one of my tunes of the year.

Oh, the list is revealed at midnight, apparently.

Smudged 01-12-2013 23:00

Quote:

Originally Posted by constantino_chr (Post 70076744)
My picks:

FKA Twigs
Banks
Wolf Alice
Circa Waves
Marika Hackman
Chloe Howl
Say Lou Lou
Honeyblood

I reckon at least two of those will make the list:D

The first 4 on your list are what came to my mind too but I haven't been looking around for new artists for a while.

I did read an article the other day where it said the record labels are looking for young male acoustic singer-songwriter types because of the success of Ben Howard and Jake Bugg. The artists mentioned were Lewis Watson (meh), Hudson Taylor (meh) and Luke Sital-Singh (better) so one of them could be on the list.

Smudged 02-12-2013 00:47

Longlist is up - http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01k...es/thelonglist

BANKS
Chance The Rapper
Chloe Howl
Ella Eyre
FKA Twigs
George Ezra
Jungle
Kelela
Luke Sital-Singh
MNEK
Nick Mulvey
Royal Blood
Sam Smith
Sampha
Say Lou Lou

Glawster2002 02-12-2013 09:39

I find the whole concept of 170 "tastemakers" deciding what I should like pretentious in the extreme.

Especially as those "tastemakers" will have absolutely no concept or idea of the genres I like, so the best of those bands will never make the list no matter how good they are.

Coen 02-12-2013 11:57

Quote:

Originally Posted by Glawster2002 (Post 70090917)
I find the whole concept of 170 "tastemakers" deciding what I should like pretentious in the extreme.

Especially as those "tastemakers" will have absolutely no concept or idea of the genres I like, so the best of those bands will never make the list no matter how good they are.

Aye I have to say, referring to the pundits who came up with this list as "tastemakers" did strike me as being particularly ludicrous. :D

But I'll give this lot a listen anyway, there's some acts in here I'm not familiar with and I've no problem with using things like this as a way of discovering interesting music that might otherwise have passed me by.

LandslideBrad 02-12-2013 12:09

MNEK, Sam, Chloe, Ella, Kellela, Banks, Chance and Jungle all sound promising. But there's no incredible stand outs.

BBC Sound of 2014 Longlist (with artist previews)
http://youtube.com/watch?v=nsQl2rhjnZg

Glawster2002 02-12-2013 12:20

Quote:

Originally Posted by Coen (Post 70092478)
Aye I have to say, referring to the pundits who came up with this list as "tastemakers" did strike me as being particularly ludicrous. :D

But I'll give this lot a listen anyway, there's some acts in here I'm not familiar with and I've no problem with using things like this as a way of discovering interesting music that might otherwise have passed me by.

I have no problem with listening to music other people have heard and recommend.

I just find the whole concept of a person being called a "tastemaker" staggeringly pretentious. :rolleyes:

RickyLeeds85 02-12-2013 12:37

Bit annoyed that Foxes misses out on the longlist, with Ella Eyre and Sam Smith i dud not know they could be on the longlist having featured on number 1 singles.

Also bit disappointed that there are not many bands in the longlist but still not a bad list.

Tarriq Ibrahim 02-12-2013 13:20

Has to be Sampha at number one!

sleek 02-12-2013 13:38

really hoped Catfish and the bottlemen would make the list, a quality young band

Smudged 02-12-2013 14:20

Quote:

Originally Posted by RickyLeeds85 (Post 70093000)
Bit annoyed that Foxes misses out on the longlist, with Ella Eyre and Sam Smith i dud not know they could be on the longlist having featured on number 1 singles.

Also bit disappointed that there are not many bands in the longlist but still not a bad list.

Yes, a distinct lack of bands. I suppose they will do a top 5 again and I'd expect the more commercial, better known artists like Sam Smith and Ella Eyre to feature as well as BANKS (winner will probably be one of those 3).

There are some promising artists on the list but I always think an album is the true test and a better way of judging them. I like the sound of Jungle but judging by their soundcloud page their songs could be a bit samey. The kid dancing in their video is great though :D.

CerealKiller 02-12-2013 15:44

Boring boring music. Radkey weren't even on the final list. No rock!! Boring!


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