It’s that time of the year again where, we start to roll out our predictions for the upcoming twelve months. Who will break-through, who will be left behind. But before we give you our predictions, we present this year’s UK Blog Sound 2016 Longlist. Put together from the votes of numerous UK based music blogs. This list represents the artists that the UK blogging community believe will be hitting the big time over the coming months. We’ll be unveiling the top five voted for artist on January 5th.

AQUILO


Sultry smooth, electro pop tinged with seductive vocals and a dash of lounge-room chill from Lancashire, based duo.

AURORA


Norwegian singer who covered Oasis for the John Lewis Christmas advert.

BILLIE MARTEN


Yorkshire based acoustic singer songwriter.

GEORGE COSBY


London based singer songwriter with a deep voice and brooding songs.

HAELOS


A band who describe their music as dark euphoria

LISS


Four piece from Aarhus, Denmark who make slick sounding pop.

LOYLE CARNER


A spoken word artist with his own unique confessional style.

MABEL


The daughter of Neneh Cherry who is producing her own brand of soulful pop

MURA MASA


An electronic producer and multi-instrumetalist originally from Guernsey

MT WOLF


A reformed band who also featured on the Blog Sound of 2014 longlist.

NAO


Solo singer who mixes funk, soul and electronic sounds in her work.

PLEASURE BEACH


Indie rockers from Northern Ireland

THE BIG MOON


London based four piece alt rock / indie band

THE JAPANESE HOUSE


Amber Bain’s solo project of electronic ambient songs

YAK


Energetic rock group with elements of punk, garage indie and psychedelic blues

The blogs that voted in this years poll:

A Pocket Full Of Seeds, A World Of Music And Madness, Across The Kitchen Table, Alphabet Bands, Beat Surrender, Bratfaced LDN, Breaking More Waves, Brighton Music Blog, Buzz Unlimited, Cruel Rhythm, Chord Blossom, Daisy Digital, Dive, Details Of My Life, Dots And Dashes, Drunken Werewolf, Digital Shuffle, Echoes And Dust, Electronic Rumors, Encore Northern Island, Even The Stars, Faded Glamour, Get Into This, Get Some, God Is In The TV, I Love Pie, Just Music I Like, Kemptation, Killing Moon, Little Indie Blogs, Love Music: Love Life, Metaphorical Boat, Monkey Boxing, Music Liberation, Music Like Dirt, Music Umpire, Neon Filler, Not Many Experts, Popped Music, Pursuit Of Sound, Rave Child, Record Rewind Play, Scientists Of Sound, Some Of It Is True, Spectral Nights, Sweeping The Nation, Synth Glasgow, The Blue Walrus, The Devil Has The Best Tuna, The Electricity Club, The Evening’s Empire, The Mad Mackerel, The VPME, This Must Be Pop, Thoughts On Music, Too Many Blogs, What If I Had A Music Blog, When The Gramophone Rings