The BBC Unveils Their Sound of 2015 Longlist

Around this time every year, the BBC issues a list of artists they think could have an impact in the following twelve months. To compile the 2015 long list, they survey 140-ish music industry types from the UK who will then cut things down to five on New Year’s Day. An overall winner will be named January 9.

This process has a decent track record. In the past, it’s uncovered Florence + the Machine, Haim, Sam Smith and someone called Adele. Here’s what they came up with for 2015.

George The Poet


James Bay

Kwabs


Låpsley


Novelist


Rae Morris

Raury 

Shamir

Shura 

 

Slaves


SOAK


Stormzy

Sunset Sons

http://youtu.be/-gN8egH-Bng


Wolf Alice

Years & Years

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

3 thoughts on “The BBC Unveils Their Sound of 2015 Longlist

  • December 1, 2014 at 10:37 am
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    I’m partial to Wolf Alice myself.

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  • December 1, 2014 at 8:36 pm
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    Thought Raury was interesting

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  • December 2, 2014 at 12:20 am
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    I am also in the Wolf Alice camp – i seem to remember they were in one of these lists last year though… i am all for taking your time, just saying.

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