Posted in music on December 10, 2012

Savages @ BVCMJ 2012 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Savages

The 15-name nominee "longlist" is up for the BBC's "Sound of 2013" poll that includes The Weeknd, Savages, HAIM, King Krule, Palma Violets, AlunaGeorge and Angel Haze. Full list is below. If you're wondering how The Weeknd, who have sold out Terminal 5 here in NYC, can be up for something like this, here's some of the criteria:

They must not have had a UK top 20 single or album by 11 November 2012.

They can be from any musical genre and any country.

They must not already be famous i.e. generally known by the UK public, (e.g. member of a hit band going solo, or soap star). They must not have got through to the quarter, semi or final rounds of UK reality shows such as X Factor in the last 3 years (i.e. 2010 onwards).

They must not have featured in the BBC Sound of list previously (See an alphabetical list of previous nominees here)

"New" means new to the general public. They may have been around for a while if you believe they are ready to step up to the next level of quality & recognition.

The nomination/voting panel is made up of " newspaper and magazine editors and critics, producers and presenters from music radio and televison, website editors and bloggers" if you were wondering. Last year's winner was Michael Kiwanuka.

You can catch nominees HAIM at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Saturday (12/15, sold out) and Palma Violets will be in NYC next month.

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BBC Sound of 2013 Longlist
AlunaGeorge
A*M*E
Angel Haze
Arlissa
Chvrches
HAIM
King Krule
Kodaline
Laura Mvula
Little Green Cars
Palma Violets
Peace
Savages
The Weeknd
Tom Odell

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Comments (9)

Savages

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2012 4:04 PM

lol "chvrches" is the sound of 2013? pvrity ring already made that albvm this year

Posted by WItCh HouSe~~ | December 10, 2012 4:36 PM

Savages are insanely overrated posturing junk.

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2012 5:33 PM

rumor has it THE EVERYMEN will be playing with PALMA VIOLETS!

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2012 5:38 PM

Angel Haze? Really? The girl who's lyrics who sound something like "Nig*a Nig*a mutha Fu*ck* Mutha Fu*ca bi*tch Bit*h Bitch"

Posted by Anonymous | December 11, 2012 10:25 AM

angel haze is one of the best new rappers to come out the past couple years, pretty smart lyrics too, maybe you didnt actually listen?

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2012 6:39 PM

^hate to say it, but if so, its for the best-they sounded roughly 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 times better than when they were last in ny.

Posted by soft | February 9, 2013 10:56 PM

I think that the savages are underated. In my mind.

Posted by catering winnipeg | July 1, 2013 4:29 PM

Kodaline. No doubt. Love the irish. New album In A Perfect World is out now!

Posted by CMR | October 9, 2013 2:12 PM

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