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.
(I wrote about him here)
(Actually delighted that they still exist, I interviewed them back in the questionably written Music Journal days – read it here)
(I wrote about him here.)
(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.)
And these are the participating blogs:
17 Seconds, A Pocket Full Of Seeds, All Noise, Alphabet Bands, Beat Surrender, Both Bars On, Brapscallions, Breaking More Waves,Brighton Music Blog, Cat From Japan, Daisy Digital, Details Of My Life, Don’t Watch Me Dancing, Dots and Dashes, Drunken Werewolf,Eaten By Monsters, Echoes and Dust, Electronic Rumours, Faded Glamour, God Is In The TV, Gold Flake Paint, Hearty Vibes, I Love Pie, In Love Not Limbo, Just Music That I Like, Killing Moon, Like 1999, Little Indie Blogs, Love Music : Love Life, Music Broke My Bones, Music Liberation, Music Like Dirt, My Band’s Better Than Your Band, My Day By Day Music, Not Many Experts, Peenko, Pop Dodger, Repeat Button, Scientists Of Sound, Scottish Fiction, Skeletory, Sleep In Music, Some Of It Is True, Sound Influx, Sounds Good To Me, Sounds Of Now Music, Sweeping The Nation, The Blue Walrus, The Devil Has The Best Tuna, The Electricity Club, The Evening’s Empire, The Mad Mackerel, The Metaphorical Boat, The Sound Of Confusion, The Underclassed, The VPME, This Must Be Pop, Thoughts On Music, When The Gramophone Rings