The Blog Sound of 2014


I was privileged to be asked to take part in the UK Blog Sound of 2014 voting.

A day after the BBC’s Sound of 2014 list was revealed, we can now reveal the Bloggers Long List for the Sound of 2014.

They are as follows (and if you click on the links you can hear what the acts sound like)

I’ve only heard a couple of these so far – why not take a listen and see what you think?



George Ezra

Hella Better Dancer





Lyla Foy

Marika Hackman

Mt Wolf


Royal Blood


Sophie Jamieson

Wolf Alice

The only overlaps between the two lists are Banks, George Ezra and Royal Blood. As to whether these lists do any function, I believe they do. If nothing else, they stimulate debate, and in the era of soundloud, deezer, youtube, blah blah blah they encourage people to go and investigate. It does also serve as a sad reminder that one of the biggest difficulties for many bands is getting their music heard. I receive a huge amount of submissions each day, many of which sadly go unheard.

As well as yours truly, the following blogs took part (you may have to google!):

A Pocket Full Of Seeds, All Noise, Alphabet Bands, Beat Surrender, Both Bars On, Brapscallions, Breaking More Waves, Brighton Music Blog, Cat From Japan, Daisy Digital, Details Of My Life, Don’t Watch Me Dancing, Dots and Dashes, Drunken Werewolf, Eaten By Monsters, Echoes and Dust, Electronic Rumours, Faded Glamour, God Is In The TV, Gold Flake Paint, Hearty Vibes, I Love Pie, In Love Not Limbo, Just Music That I Like, Killing Moon, Like 1999, Little Indie Blogs, Love Music : Love Life, Music Broke My Bones, Music Liberation, Music Like Dirt, My Band’s Better Than Your Band, My Day By Day Music, Not Many Experts, Peenko, Pop Dodger, Repeat Button, Scientists Of Sound, Scottish Fiction, Skeletory, Sleep In Music, Some Of It Is True, Sound Influx, Sounds Good To Me, Sounds Of Now Music, 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 Sound Of Confusion, The Underclassed, The VPME, This Must Be Pop, Thoughts On Music, When The Gramophone Rings

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