It’s that time again, a day after the Beeb release their annual “Sound Of” longlist, UK bloggers launch their own alternative 15 strong “Blog Sound Of 2015” list.
Sixty-two UK blogs took part this year, nominating 148 acts they tipped for imminent greatness or at least rich musical pickings.
There’s a Whyd playlist below (and Soundcloud at the end of the post) featuring all 15 acts along with my own 3 selections.

As far as my own choices go it appears I may not even have a pulse let alone have my finger on it. Not a single one of my selections made the longlist!
Although Jonnie Common, Clay and Little Simz didn’t make the cut they are still well worth checking out and are all kinds of wonderful.
If there is a plus side, SOAK, who I failed to get selected 2 years ago made both BBC and blog lists this year and Young Fathers who I was apparently the sole blogging voice for last year got the not bad consolation prize of winning the Mercury music award.
So no pressure Jonnie, Clay and Simz…I expect a Mercury next October!

For the last couple of years I’ve moaned at length about the lack of musical and racial diversity on the “Blog Sound of” lists as compared to the BBC. Despite the best efforts of the organisers this year of the 8 acts on the BBC poll who didn’t receive a single vote from a blogger, 6 were black artists. The white and guitar bias remains but if you want to read me whinging about this head to 2013’s list where I ask ” Are bloggers a bunch of craven racists?” or 2014 I said the blog list looked like MTV before MJ… this year I’m just going to make a long sighing noise (although one of the organisers – Robin @ Breaking More Waves – has picked up my baton of whinge looking at diversity with his own thoughts this year).

The Full Blog Sound of 2015 Longlist (In alphabetical order)

ALL WE ARE

BLACK HONEY

CHLOE BLACK

COASTS

DEERS

FICKLE FRIENDS

FLYTE

HALFRICAN

HONNE

LAPSLEY

PRIDES

SHURA

SOAK

SOPHIE JAMIESON

TEI SHI

MY CHOICES AKA THE ONES THAT GOT AWAY / WIN A MERCURY FOR ME NEXT YEAR

JONNIE COMMON

CLAY

LITTLE SIMZ

The Blogs That Participated In This Year’s Poll:

17 Seconds, A New Band A Day, A Pocket Full Of Seeds, A World Of Music And Madness, Across The Kitchen Table, Alphabet Bands, Beat Surrender, Beat2aChord, Both Bars On, Brapscallions, Bratfaced LDN, Breaking More Waves, Brighton Music Blog, Daisy Digital, Dots And Dashes, Drunken Werewolf, Echoes and Dust, Electronic Rumors, Even The Stars, Everything Flows, Getintothis, God Is In The TV, Hearty Vibes, Hitsville UK, I Love Pie, Just Music That I Like, Kemptation, Like 1999, Lipstick Disco, Little Indie Blogs, Love Music : Love Life, Music Broke My Bones, Music Liberation, Music Like Dirt, My Day By Day Music, Never Enough Notes, Not Many Experts, Notes For A Road Sign, One Album A Week, Popped Music, Queen Beetch, Rave Child, Scientists Of Sound, Some Of It Is True, Song By Toad, Sounds Good To Me Too, Sound Of Now Music, Spectral Nights, 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 Paper Penguins, This Must Be Pop, Thoughts On Music, Three Beams, Too Many Blogs, The VPME, What If I Had A Music Blog,