Archive for December, 2011

It’s never easy to tip a new band for stardom. Believe me, I’ve tried. Every December for the last few years I’ve racked my brain to pick one new act that is going to set the next 12 months afire. And pretty much every year I’ve failed.

In 2010, I picked James Blake – an obvious choice who went on to moderate success; in 2009 I went for Cooly G – who did little of note over the next 12 months; and in 2008 I went for Benga, still by no means a household name despite the success of Katy B and Magnetic Man.

But, if this is a fairly wretched record, then the results of the BBC Sound Of… poll show that I am not alone.



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