Wednesday, January 9, 2008

BBC forecasts the Sounds of 2008

BBC has unveiled their annual Sounds of 2008, which is basically their list of the unknown acts most likely to be known within the next 12 months. I must say, they've got a pretty good track record, having pinpointed the likes of 50 Cent, The Bravery and last year's choice Mika. Then again, I suppose any list built on the thoughts of 150 pundits has to hit some nails. And I'm talking about those long-as-Isengard, sharp-as-my-monkey's-nipples kinda nails.

So anyways, this year's cornerstone is a lass named Adele. So start namedroppin', y'all. Here's the selected bunch, plus a blurb and bite of each.

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1. Adele
Jazzanista is hooked on Six Feet Under.
Adele - Hometown Glory (live) (free Internet download)

2. Duffy
Welsh pop dipped in Americana twang.
Duffy - Rockferry (from Rockferry)

3. The Ting Tings
They were the Pipettes, but all girl bands are so '07.
The Ting Tings - That's Not My Name (from untitled demo)

4. Glasvegas
Suburban Brits with cynical name.
Glasvegas - Daddy's Gone (home tape demo)

5. Foals
Even Oxford's rockers are brainy, dammit.
Foals - Balloons (single)

6. Vampire Weekend
Madagascar sprouts up in Manhattan.
Vampire Weekend - Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa (from Vampire Weekend)

7. Joe Lean and the Jing Jang Jong
Heir apparents to the "NME hawks me despite my shit band name" crown.
Joe Lean and The Jing Jang Jong - Lucio Starts Fires (single)

8. Black Kids
Toast of the Bloggerati, recognised.
Black Kids - I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How To Dance With You (from Wizard of Ahhhs demo)

Come midnight, the armadillos rule the zoo.
MGMT - Time To Pretend (from Oracular Spectacular)

10. Santogold
Mamma mia, M.I.A.'s mama.
Santogold - L.E.S. Artistes (single)

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