California Trio Wins BBC Sound of 2013 List

Every year the BBC floats a list of new acts that it thinks will break through globally in the coming twelve months with their Sound of 2xxx. From that list, they choose a top pick.  And they’ve been pretty good at picking winners, too.

2003:  Fifty Cent

2004:  Keane

2005:  The Bravery

2006:  Corinne Baily Rae

2007:  Mika

2008:  Adele

2009:  Little Boots

2010:  Ellie Goulding

2011:  Jessie J

2012:  Michael Kiwanuka

This year’s Top Five went like this:


4.  Laura Mvula (Does her name remind anyone else of that Seinfeld episode?)

3.  Angel Haze

2.  AlunaGeorge

And the Sound of 2013 winner is Haim, three sisters from California who channel Fleetwood Mac quite well.  Here’s what they sound like.  Let’s see if they can live up to the hype.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ 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.

One thought on “California Trio Wins BBC Sound of 2013 List

  • January 4, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    I think they'll be rather popular. Already heard a great remix of 'Forever". Chvurches are top, too.


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