Vaccines, Mona and James Blake among acts on BBC Sound Of 2011 longlist

Annual survey also names Yuck and Warpaint on 15-strong list

Vaccines, Mona and James Blake among acts on BBC Sound Of 2011 longlist

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Mona, The Vaccines and Yuck are among the acts named in the BBC's yearly list of artists tipped to break through in the following year.

The acts feature in the Sound of 2011 Longlist along with Warpaint and Anna Calvi.

The annual poll is voted for by over 160 music journalists, commentators and tastemakers, and was won last year by Ellie Goulding.

The longlist is:

James Blake
Anna Calvi
Daley
Esben & the Witch
Jessie J
Clare Maguire
Mona
The Naked & Famous
Nero
Jai Paul
The Vaccines
Warpaint
Jamie Woon
Wretch 32
Yuck


The winning act and a top five will be announced early in January. See Bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment for more details.

The Vaccines are set to head out on the Shockwaves NME Awards Tour 2011 in February with Crystal Castles, Magnetic Man and Everything Everything.

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