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10 for 2014: vote for the bands you think will take the world by storm next year!

 
By on Thursday, 31st October 2013 at 11:00 am
 

As 2013 winds down to a close, we look to next year and want to ask you, our devoted readers, who do you think will be the Next Big Thing in music?

Ask yourself how often you’ve been asked a question like this. We’re not asking so-and-so from the BBC or a broadsheet newspaper. No, we’re taking this grassroots, and we want to know from you who are the bands we need to keep on our radar. Is it a new band you’ve just discovered who you think is destined for great things? Or maybe it’s a singer you’ve loved for a while who hasn’t become massive yet and you think 2014 is his/her year. We want your opinions.

The choice is yours: in the form at the end of this post, you can nominate up to five artists, and the 10 artists who receive the most votes in our poll will place in the overall top 10 for 2014. Each act you nominate will be given equal weighting, and all entries are completely anonymous. Enter up to five artists on the form – you can also as few as one if you so want.

Just to give you some idea of the power of popular opinion, here’s a rundown of our previous winners from when we started this poll in 2010:
Delphic (see all 10 for 2010 coverage through this link)
Mona (see all 10 for 2011 coverage through this link)
Films of Colour (see all 10 for 2012 coverage through this link)
Brother and Bones (see all 10 for 2013 coverage through this link)

The poll is now closed, and we’ll share with you in December the winners.

 

10 for 2013 – It’s time to vote for the new rising stars of next year!

 
By on Wednesday, 24th October 2012 at 11:00 am
 

As TGTF prepares for another year of great music coverage, we’re turning to you, our faithful readers, to tell us who you think will be the 10 artists that will be massive in 2013. Whether it’s a brand spanking new band that have just appeared on the radar or an act that has been around for a bit, we’re taking a poll to find the best talent we should be watching out for in the new year. And just how often is your musical taste tapped for a vote like this? For that reason alone, it’s your duty to participate!

This poll is simple: you nominate five artists you think will be massively successful in 2013, and the 10 artists who receive the most votes will place in the overall top 10. Each band you nominate will be given equal weighting, and all entries are completely anonymous. You can enter up to five artists on the form – you can also enter fewer if you so want.

Unfortunately, unlike the Mercurys, there are no prizes for this poll, just bragging rights for any band who gets into the top 10. Just like in previous years, we will endeavour to get a few words from each of the winners after we’ve determined the final list.

Need some guidance? In 2010 Manchester’s Delphic was voted the band going to hit it big in the new year (see all 10 for 2010 coverage through this link); in 2011, the honour went to Nashville-based Mona (see all 10 for 2011 coverage through this link); in 2012, you voted Films of Colour to the top of the list (see all 10 for 2012 coverage through this link).

This campaign is now closed. The winning acts will be announced in early December.

 

10 for 2012 – Which bands will shine next year?

 
By on Thursday, 13th October 2011 at 11:00 am
 

It’s hard to believe we’re nearing the end of 2011, isn’t it? As TGTF prepares for another year of great music coverage, we’re turning to you to tell us who you think will be the 10 artists that will be massive in 2012. We’re looking for the best talent to keep on our radar in the new year. They can be established bands that you think will leap to superstardom with their upcoming album releases. Or newer bands that have yet to hit the big time but you think 2012 is their year. Or any band in between.

The choice is yours: you nominate five artists, and the 10 artists who receive the most votes will place in the overall top 10. Each band you nominate will be given equal weighting, and all entries are completely anonymous. You can enter up to five artists on the form – you can also enter fewer if you so want.

Unfortunately, there are no prizes for this poll, just bragging rights for any band who gets into the top 10. Like in previous years, we will endeavour to get a few words from each of the winners after we’ve determined the final list.

Need some guidance? In 2010 Delphic was voted the band going to hit it big in the new year (see the full 10 for 2010 list here); in 2011, the honour went to Mona (see the full 10 for 2011 list here).

The poll is now closed. Stay tuned for the winning bands to be announced in the coming weeks. Thanks for voting!

 

10 for 2011 – Your Vote Counts!

 
By on Friday, 5th November 2010 at 9:00 am
 

Can you believe it? It’s almost 2011. As TGTF prepares for another year, we’re looking for the best talent to keep on our radar in the new year. So this November we’re asking you, our faithful TGTF readers, to help us try to find the 10 artists that are going to be huge in 2011.

They can be bands that are currently unheard of. They can be bands already established but you think are going to take a ‘step up’ in the music industry next year. Just like James Cook of the winning band of 10 for 2010, Delphic, sings in ‘Halcyon’, “it’s in your hands.” All we want you to do is nominate five artists, and the top 10 will be the 10 artists who receive the most votes. Simple, right?

Each band you nominate will be given equal weighting, and all entries are completely anonymous. You can enter up to five artists on the form – you can also enter fewer if you so choose. Unfortunately we won’t be giving out prizes; bands that make the top 10 as judged by you will however have the bragging rights!

Voting is now closed. The complete list (as nominated by you) will be published in early December.

 

10 for 2010

 
By on Monday, 2nd November 2009 at 2:00 pm
 

As TGTF prepares for another year, we’re trying to find the best talent to keep an eye out for in the next year. To mark this, throughout November we’re asking you to help us try to find 10 artists that are going to be huge in 2010.

They could be bands that are currently unheard of, or bands that have been established but are going to take a “step up” to the “next level”. All we want you to do is nominate five artists, and the top 10 will be the 10 artists who receive the most votes. Simple, eh?

Each band you nominate will be given equal weighting, and all entries are completely anonymous. You can enter up to five artists on the form – you can also enter fewer if you so want. Unfortunately there are no prizes on this one – just the fact that you are making a tiny bit of history.

We’ll need all of your entries in by Sunday 22nd November, and the complete list (as nominated by you) will be published in early December, warts and all.

This has now closed – keep an eye out over the coming weeks for the full run-down

 

Calling all bands and artists – the Green Man needs YOU!

 
By on Friday, 12th June 2009 at 2:00 pm
 

If Green Man seems like your sort of thing, how does actually opening the festival sound to you? Well, the hunt is officially on to find the opening artist for Green Man Festival 2009. The winning act of Green Poll 2009 will take to the Main Stage on Friday August 21st, kicking off the bash in guaranteed style. Thousands of festival goers will be there to lap up your music as you share the bill with the likes of Animal Collective and Jarvis Cocker, plus you and your band are pretty much set to get loads of publicity from it all, so really, what’s there to lose?

To enter, register over at Green Poll’s microsite and then upload a YouTube video of you or your band performing one of your best tracks. Unsigned, or signed, anybody can enter Green Poll, but you only have till June 29th, so get your skates on as time’s speedily running out!

Green Man fans will have the chance to vote through their favourites artists, with the final six acts ultimately going through to a live Battle of the Bands competition at The Camden Monarch, London, on July 23rd. A panel of music industry experts will be there to judge the final, and the winner of said night will go on to open the Green Man Festival in August in true rock and roll style. So, if you think your ganna give this a go, good luck, and be sure to keep us updated here at TGTF.

 
 
 

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