Sunday, 6 January 2013

New Music: HAIM Top BBC Sound of 2013 Longlist

Earlier this week it was announced that HAIM had topped the BBC Sound of 2013 longlist, fending off stiff competition from AlunaGeorge, Angel Haze, Laura Mvula and BRIT Critics' Choice winner Tom Odell - who, surprisingly, didn't even make the cut for the 'Top 4'. Formulated by some of the music industry's big-wigs and 'movers-and-shakers' - The BBC Sound of... poll has proven to be a crucial indicator for discovering who will be the year's biggest breakthrough artists. Winners of the gong include Adele, Jessie J, 50 Cent and Ellie Goulding to name a few.

Triple Act: The three sisters have been tipped to have a successful 2013

Having already done a post on HAIM in mid-December, before we dissolved for our 'Christmas recess', we had already staked our claim on HAIM having a realistic shot at seizing the title - and they have. 'Don't Save Me', 'Forever', and 'Better Off' caught our eye as we approached the summit of 2012, and we're sure the Los Angeles sisters have so much more to bring to the table this year, having largely impressed already. AlunaGeorge, Angel Haze and Laura Mvula are all very worthy runner ups and are definitely worth checking out as well. Be sure to watch the video above featuring an interview from Huw Stephens with HAIM.

Read more about it on the BBC Sound of 2013 website.