The winner of the annual prize will be revealed in January, after Pa Salieu picked up the crown in 2021.
“The Sound Of list started in 2003 with the aim to showcase the most exciting rising stars in music,” the BBC said.
“19 years later, and the aim is the same – to continue predicting some of the biggest and most exciting global superstars.
“The acts that appear on Sound Of are all hand-picked by a panel of impartial music industry experts from around the world and we can now reveal the long-list for 2022.”
Introducing the Radio 1 #SoundOf2022 long-list! ✨
— BBC Radio 1 (@BBCR1) December 6, 2021
Wet Leg recently announced details of their self-titled debut album, which is set to come out next April via Domino, and shared new tracks ‘Oh No’ and ‘Too Late Now’.
“We want to be recognised as guitar heroes,” the Isle Of Wight duo told NME in a recent interview.
“We agreed on the premise of our band there and then: as long as you’re having fun, then everything will be alright,” singer Rhian Teasdale said. “And we’ve told ourselves that we’ll stick to that, always.”