BBC Sound of 2016- the short list

Happy new year to all. It’s that time of year again. The shortlist and the winner has been announced for the BBC Sound of 2016.

This is one of those awards that the winner is pretty much guaranteed to have a good year. After all, BBC Sound of 2015 winner was Years and Years who have gone on to have a pretty successful 2015. I must admit I have even grown to like them, although my favourite for that year was and is still James Bay.

So, without further ado let’s start…

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BBC Sound of 2015

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A very late happy new year to you all. Firstly a MASSIVE apology that there has been such a delay since the last post, I have had a lot going on. But, more importantly I am back and 2015 is going to be much better for this blog.

As is tradition my first post of the new year is a review of BBC Sound of 2015 top 5. Last year’s winner, Sam Smith, as predicted has become quite the sensation and I am happy to see that my favourite, George Ezra has had his fair share of success in 2014.  If you want to see my review of last year’s BBC Sound click here.

So without further ado here is 2015’s top 5 of up and coming music, enjoy!

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Ellie Goulding

This is what I like to see, a new style of music being experimented with and Ellie Goulding, with the help of Frankmusik, is certainly breaking the mould of generic singers.

At the age of 22, she has not only won the Critic’s choice award at the Brits, but she has also be named number one for the BBC sound of 2010, as announced this morning. With the previous winners being the likes of, Mika, Adele and Little Boots, she has a lot to live up to, but she is already proving she is more than just a pretty face from Herefordshire. Her debut single “Under the sheets” uses a mixture of folk, electronic and pop to create a unique sound that compliments her amazing voice. Her debut album, “Lights” is due to be released on 1st March and judging by her debut single and the fact she has already performed in Later with Jools Holland, Ellie Goulding is surely going to be the name on everyone’s lips in 2010.

Her debut single is available for download from iTunes or you can listen to it from her myspace page as well as a few other tracks, so go and have a listen and tell me what you think of this new artist.

Velo

Any followers of this blog may have remembered one of my first posts was of a band called Palladium. Since then, the band has split to pursue individual projects. But, recently I have managed to track down their ex lead singer, Pete Cochrane, who along with Sie Medway-Smith has set up a new band called Velo. This band exudes uniqueness, with an electric feel to their music. They have a few songs posted on Myspace which you can listen to here. I reccomend Perfect Twisted world which has an electronic, 80s, uplifting feel to it, and for those fans of Palladium I would definitely reccomend White Nights which has an air of Peter’s previous band. These guys are set for big things with their brilliant lyrics and catchy melodies, these are songs which could easily exceed former projects

Although not on tour at present, they are in rehearsals for their debut performance at one of London’s biggest club nights in February.  If this was not enough for the London lads they have recently completed a remix for Ellie Goulding, another rising star who came out top in BBC sound of 2010. Surely, with these starter markers for their career they can only excel, only time will tell! In the meantime, watch this space!!!