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Chance the Rapper at Lollapalooza 2013 (more by James Richards IV)
Chance

The BBC Sound of 2014 Longlist is in and includes Banks, Chance the Rapper, FKA twigs, Jungle, Kelela, MNEK, Sam Smith, Sampha, Say Lou Lou (formerly Saint Lou Lou), Chloe Howl and more. You might think some of these artists (like Chance the Rapper) already had their breakout year, but the requirements to be nominated are:

The successful acts cannot already be well-known to the UK public, for example through featuring in the final stages of a TV talent show or having already been a member of a successful band.

They must also not have been the lead artist on a UK top 20 single or album before 4 November 2013 - but guest vocalists are eligible.

The winner will be announced on January 10. Last year's winner was Haim.

Full 2014 longlist, along with a BBC video with clips of all of them, below...

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Saint Lou Lou
Saint Lou Lou

Swedish/Australian twin duo Saint Lou Lou were set to go on a US tour with Urban Cone which would hit NYC on January 24 at Mercury Lounge and January 25 at Glasslands. The tour is still happening, but unfortunately Saint Lou Lou have had to drop of of all the dates. They write, "Dear Americanos: We have been forced to postpone our US tour in January due to visa issues. We are sad but will present new dates soon! xo."

On a lighter note, the band have been replaced on both NYC shows with some pretty solid local bands. The Mercury Lounge show (1/24) is now with Ski Lodge (tickets) and the Glassland show (1/25) is now with Heavenly Beat (ex-Beach Fossils), plus WIM is also on that bill (tickets).

For Heavenly Beat, the Glasslands show is one of two shows they'll be playing in NYC this January, including another show at Mercury Lounge on January 19 with Domino-signed Night Moves. TIckets for that show are on sale now. The show is part of a tour that Night Moves will be on, and all dates on that tour are listed below.

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Saint Lou Lou

Swedish/Australian twins Saint Lou Lou (whose father is Steve Kilby of Aussie greats The Church) have been making internet rounds with their single, "Maybe You," which came out earlier this year via Kitsune and has garnered some pretty great remixes by CFCF, Montauk, and Lauer. They sound a bit like more relaxed Purity Ring, and share their knack of translating dream pop to a spectrum of recent electronic trends, with deep bass and effected vocals. You can watch the video for the track and listen to its remixes below. A full length album is planned for 2013.

Saint Lou Lou are on tour in Europe now and they'll make their way to the US in January for shows in NYC and California with Stockholm electropop band Urban Cone. While they're here, they'll play Mercury Lounge on January 24 and Glasslands on January 25. Tickets for the Mercury Lounge show and the Glasslands show are on sale now.

A list of all dates, streams, and video below.

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