UK Blog Sound of 2014

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I am, as ever, somewhat behind in terms of what is going on in the blogging world, but a few days ago the long list for the UK Blog Sound of 2014 was revealed.  With 59 UK-based blogs voting this year, the idea of the list is to give an alternative to the “BBC Sound of” list, which offers an insight into the cumulative tastes of various bloggers and the artists they are most excited about.  Given that the Blog Sound list is always an great look into emerging music – the 2011 list contained Alt-J and Bastille, neither of whom were mentioned in the BBC list that year – and also given that I voted in the poll myself, I thought it was only fitting to post the long list here.

The shortlist, with the winner and runners up, will be revealed on January 2nd.  You can keep up to date on Twitter by following #blogsound2014

I’ll give more insightful thoughts on the list, along with letting you know who my votes went to, in January when the top three are revealed.  For now, here is the long list and a list of the blogs who voted, along with some music, all of which is very much worth listening to – some exquisite and exciting vibes in here.

BANKS


EMBERS


GEORGE EZRA

(I wrote about him here)


HELLA BETTER DANCER

(Actually delighted that they still exist, I interviewed them back in the questionably written Music Journal days – read it here)


HOCKEYSMITH


HONEYBLOOD


IYES


KHUSHI

(I wrote about him here.)


LYLA FOY


MARIKA HACKMAN


MT WOLF

(They have unfortunately announced their split and are, therefore, no longer really going to be a Sound of 2014… but check them out anyway, they have some lovely, haunting Bat For Lashes-esque vibes.)


ROYAL BLOOD


RHODES


SIVU


SOPHIE JAMIESON


WOLF ALICE

And these are the participating blogs:

17 SecondsA Pocket Full Of SeedsAll NoiseAlphabet BandsBeat SurrenderBoth Bars OnBrapscallionsBreaking More Waves,Brighton Music BlogCat From JapanDaisy DigitalDetails Of My LifeDon’t Watch Me DancingDots and DashesDrunken Werewolf,Eaten By MonstersEchoes and DustElectronic RumoursFaded GlamourGod Is In The TVGold Flake PaintHearty VibesI Love PieIn Love Not LimboJust Music That I LikeKilling MoonLike 1999Little Indie BlogsLove Music : Love LifeMusic Broke My BonesMusic LiberationMusic Like Dirt, My Band’s Better Than Your BandMy Day By Day MusicNot Many ExpertsPeenkoPop DodgerRepeat ButtonScientists Of SoundScottish FictionSkeletorySleep In MusicSome Of It Is TrueSound InfluxSounds Good To MeSounds Of Now MusicSweeping The NationThe Blue WalrusThe Devil Has The Best TunaThe Electricity ClubThe Evening’s EmpireThe Mad MackerelThe Metaphorical BoatThe Sound Of ConfusionThe UnderclassedThe VPMEThis Must Be PopThoughts On MusicWhen The Gramophone Rings

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