10 for 2010: #2 – Ellie Goulding

By on Wednesday, 9th December 2009 at 12:00 pm

A couple of weeks back, we asked you to vote for your top 10 artists for 2010. We had almost 600 votes, and we’re now going to countdown the top 10 over the next 10 days, finishing with our number 1 tomorrow, 10th December at midday. Today, narrowly missing out on the top spot is Ellie Goulding.

Ellie Goulding (side)I’m not going to pretend that we’re one of the first blogs to rave about Ellie – with her contagiously catchy synth-pop, everyone has been singing her praises. Her music is quite literally packed-full of hooks just waiting to anchor themselves deep inside your brain. But as well as embracing electronica, Ellie also mixes a gentle wisp of folk into her music, which is super complimented by that quirky, buoyant voice of hers.

As well as counting Perez Hilton as fan, Ellie recently blagged herself a spot on the coveted Later With Jools Holland (whatch this below), which, for an upcoming artist, is always a good sign. Goulding’s music is both edgy enough to appeal to indie kids, but is similarly sprinkled with just the right amount of pop beats to please listeners of Chris Moyles.

However, don’t think that 2010 is going to be a walk over for Ellie Goulding – with competition from Marina and her Diamonds as well as the might of La Roux, Florence and her Machine and more, Ellie is far from guaranteed huge superstardom on a plate – she’s gonna have to work like crazy, however she’s definately got the skills to take her far…

(some of this piece previously appeared in Jess’ Bands to Watch Piece)

Listen, watch and download “Under the Sheets” below:

MP3: Ellie Goulding – Under the Sheets

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