Back at the tail end of January, the organisers of “Glastonbury Emerging Talent 2011” sent out an individual list of 160 bands to each of the 40 bloggers selected to judge the first round of this years competition. Since then each blogger has mulled over their selections and whittled them down to 3 choices.
The final 3 from all of them will then make up a long list of 160 acts. This will be revealed shortly but in the meantime here are a few of the standouts from the entries I received.
DISCLAIMER: These are in no particular order and inclusion doesnt necessarily indicate a place among those through to the next round. It was however tough to decide!

AIRRUN

First up from Torquay, Devon, Aaron Sayer aka AirRun with a track called “Change“.

Entries to the competition spanned all musical genres and AirRun offers a softly spoken half rap akin perhaps to the soon to retire Mike Skinner or PolarBear.

SONS OF MISCHIEF
Formed from the ashes of a number of other bands, Sons of Mischief got together in August 2010 with they say the aim to “create energetic and extravagant live performances“. “Pythagoras” is rock at its most sweetly sung and melodic, and while not reinventing the wheel it got stuck in my head.
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DEAD BOY ROBOTICS
Dead Boy Robotics, a duo from Edinburgh, incorporate laptop, synths, guitars, tribal drumming, vocal harmonies, yelps and screams to create a sound influenced by bands like Animal Collective, Subtle, Liars and HEALTH.

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DI GRINPIPOL
De Grinpipol comes from the Italian pronunciation of The Green People. Dirty riffs, dancehall drums, love songs, filthy, distorted solos.
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GOLDEN GLOW
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JACK KENWORTHY
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PRAIRIE ROSE & THE WILDWOODS
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JONSTUN & URBAN GEISHA
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WE ARE THE COMMITTEE
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MY NAME IS IAN
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ONE MAN TEAM DANCE
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SHORTWAVE
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GYPSIES ON THE AUTOBAHN
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EDWYN BUTLER

LAURA ROSE

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