Following on from the last post, BBC have unveiled those in the race to be The Next Big Thing in 2009. The good news is that a couple of artists I've been championing have made the cut (Lady Gaga, Frankmusik). There are a couple of others I've heard promising stuff from (Little Boots, La Roux) and plenty I will be checking out over the next few days (er... everyone else.)
Here's the BBC Sound of 2009 list in full and a nice collage of the artists:
The Big Pink
Empire of the Sun
Florence and the Machine
Mumford & Sons
The Temper Trap
Courtesy of: Persona Sauna
Even if he doesn't figure in the shortlist when it's announced over the next few weeks, at least Dan Black wins the prize for most boring name.
More info on Sound of 2009 here.