Friday, 2 January 2015
The Winner Of The UK Blog Sound of 2015 Poll
The votes have been counted and verified and we can now confirm that the winner of this year’s Blog Sound of 2015 poll is Låpsley.
We’re very pleased to see Låpsley top the poll, having supported her on the blog with a number of posts, starting in December 2013 when Station was first released. She was one of our three choices in voting on the poll, the other two being Laura Doggett (who didn’t make the Blog Sound longlist) and Chløë Black (who did). Låpsley has also appeared on a whole variety of tip lists and ones to watch posts across the internet over the last few months so it comes as no surprise to find her topping the Blog Sound Poll as well.
Of course winning a poll or being included on a tip list is no guarantee that future releases will be as inspiring as the ones that get artists noticed in the first place, but we’re certainly hoping that things go well for Låpsley and that she achieves whatever she wants to achieve with her music. Her new EP is released on January 5th.
About The Blog Sound Poll
The Blog Sound poll asked 62 UK based music bloggers to nominate their 3 favourite emerging artists. The definition of emerging was left to individual bloggers, but to be selected an artist couldn’t have had a Top 40 hit either as an artist on their own right or as a named collaborator at the time of voting.
Låpsley was the clear winner of the poll with double the number of points than any other act on the 15 strong long list that was announced when the voting closed.
The longlist can be seen by clicking here.
Låpsley continues a pattern of female vocal acts topping the poll. Previous winners are Banks, Marika Hackman, Haim and Friends. Last year's joint winners Banks and Marika Hackman have continued to receive support from UK bloggers in 2014, being the 2nd and 3rd most blogged acts by UK bloggers on Hype Machine. So the title 'Blog Sound of 2014' stood up well.
The voting blogs this year were:
17 Seconds, A New Band A Day, A Pocket Full Of Seeds, A World Of Music And Madness, Across The Kitchen Table, Alphabet Bands, Beat Surrender, Beat2aChord, Both Bars On, Brapscallions, Bratfaced LDN, Breaking More Waves, Brighton Music Blog, Daisy Digital, Dots And Dashes, Drunken Werewolf, Echoes and Dust, Electronic Rumors, Even The Stars, Everything Flows, Getintothis, God Is In The TV, Hearty Vibes, Hitsville UK, I Love Pie, Just Music That I Like, Kemptation, Like 1999, Lipstick Disco, Little Indie Blogs, Love Music : Love Life, Music Broke My Bones, Music Liberation, Music Like Dirt, My Day By Day Music, Never Enough Notes, Not Many Experts, Notes For A Road Sign, One Album A Week, Popped Music, Queen Beetch, Rave Child, Scientists Of Sound, Some Of It Is True, Song By Toad, Sounds Good To Me Too, Sound Of Now Music, Spectral Nights, Sweeping The Nation, The Blue Walrus, The Devil Has The Best Tuna, The Electricity Club, The Evening's Empire, The Mad Mackerel, The Metaphorical Boat, The Paper Penguins, This Must Be Pop, Thoughts On Music, Three Beams, Too Many Blogs, The VPME, What If I Had A Music Blog
Lapsley - Falling Short (Video)