'Tastemakers' vote for acts that will be big next year


The Drums are among the bands to feature in the BBC‘s annual list of musical tips.

The New York band, who will hit the road in January on the Shockwaves NME Awards Tour, feature in the Sound Of 2010 longlist alongside the likes of Ellie Goulding, Deplhic and Marina And The Diamonds.

The annual list is voted for by 165 music industry critics, commentators and tastemakers, and was last year won by Little Boots.

The longlist is:

Daisy Dares You
The Drums
Everything Everything
Gold Panda
Ellie Goulding
Joy Orbison
Marina & the Diamonds
Owl City
Two Door Cinema Club

The winning act and a top five will be announced early in January.

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