BBC Sound of 2009 nominees

By on Saturday, 22nd November 2008 at 3:00 pm

Good day, I’m Mike and Phil has asked me to contribute some blogs post to tgtf. I run the Nothing But Green Lights music blog and I also write for The Morning News. I’ll be writing about lots of new bands, reviewing some albums, and stepping away from the “Only British Music” limitation I usually restrict myself to.

But saying that, here’s some new British music. Not just any new British music, no: this is my contribution to the Sound of 2009 poll that the BBC have asked me to take part in. You may know the artists, you may not, but this is a perfect time for a rethink, and considering who you think is worthy of mainstream success next year…

1. I Blame Coco

I Blame Coco is many things; Sting’s daughter, a Kate Nash alike. She’s cold nights and hot parties. Still thinking about her being Sting’s daughter? You shouldn’t – I liked it before I knew and so should you. “I Blame Coco,” a song that should really called “How did all these people get in my room,” is one of my most played tracks of the year; with little coverage so far, expect big things for 2009 with her bright, warm and ska-tinged pop songs. Maybe they’re waiting for spring hype and summer festivals before releasing this young-thing. Either way, I think this song is perfect for dark afternoons. And look: in the last few weeks, since I last looked, she’s been picked up by Island Records!

MP3: I Blame Coco – I Blame Coco

I’ll bring you my other two picks for the poll next week; the results of the poll will be announced on the BBC entertainment site early December. A teaser: the initials of my two picks are G.S and S.C. Any ideas? Any picks for the best new music of 2009?

Part Two of Mike’s ones to watch in 2009 can be found here

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5 Responses

2:22 pm
30th November 2008

I love I blame coco. I also think VV brown is a contender for the 2009 ones to watch !

2:33 pm
30th November 2008

Lovin VV brown 2 ! Live she is immence !

8:09 pm
2nd December 2008

Yes, exciting times… I love I blame coco. Also would tip a guy called Dan Black. Saw him on tv. Also saw VV brown live. OMG ! If she isnt tipped I will eat my hat…… EXCITING TIMES !

8:47 pm
5th December 2008

i reckon Julian perretta will be huge next year. 19 signed on Columbia/ sony.

wonder why is the big single, a bit like ELO and squeeze. i like it. no male pop artist around at all i notice.

coco is amazing.

5:22 pm
15th December 2008

Gary Go could rockit in 2009. I saw him over the summer, amazing songs.

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