the BBC were semi-accurate in their predictions in 2009. White Lies did well at the start of the year but their profile dropped like a rock by the summertime. does anyone even listen to them anymore???
BBC Sounds of 2010 long-list
what do you think? of the list, I agree with Delphic (whose album does battle with Vampire Weekend's "Contra" on 11 January), Two Door Cinema Club (whose debut album is scheduled to come out on Kitsune Maison in February), and Manchester's Everything Everything.
in general, I turn to Lammo for hot tips. though I wonder if the xx did so well because they were simply mentioned by him as a band to watch in 2009. not sure...