Thursday 3 January 2013

Blog Sound of 2013 - The Top 5

The Blog Sound of 2013 poll is a survey of UK music bloggers to find out what emerging artists they think are best.

The votes have been counted, the results are in and the winners can now be revealed. 

Congratulations to the winners Haim, who narrowly held off runners up Chvrches by just 1 nomination.

The 5 artists that received the most votes by the 49 UK music blogs that took part in the poll are:


3= Pins

The Blog Sound poll was run by Robin Seamer from Breaking More Waves and Andy Von Pip from The Von Pip Express asking 49 UK music bloggers what emerging acts they were particularly excited about. The poll wasn’t intended to criticise the BBC’s Sound of list, but to simply represent the tastes of the voting bloggers.

The 2013 Blog Sound long list contained 7 acts that were also then revealed to be on the BBC Sound of List (AlunaGeorge, Chvrches, Haim, Laura Mvula, Palma Violets, Savages and Tom Odell) and 8 that weren’t (Curxes, Daughter, Mo, Pins, Randolph’s Leap, Rhye, Seasfire and The Neighbourhood).

In total just over 170 acts received at least 1 vote in the poll, but Haim and Chvrches were way ahead of the chasing pack when it came to the final count. Pins and Savages, tied for third place with The Neighbourhood, the second US act on the list after Haim in fifth.

So there we are, these are the top five acts that the UK blogosphere are tipping for success in 2013. I'm not really that fussed on The Neighbourhood, and I flirt between liking/loathing Haim depending on my mood, but the rest of the top 5 are rather lovely indeed. Here's hoping that this year goes well for their collective music endeavours. 


  1. Haim's video for Dont Save Me is great- watch it here:

  2. I vote for Haim to be the best upcoming artist as the style is so fresh! If only the lyrics were on sites like though because I don't know about others but I have a hard time hearing whats being said.. :$