15 Breakout Bands Of 2011 According To BBC

As they have in the past, the BBC’s compiled a list of artists they are handicapping for greatness in the coming year. It’s primarily a British list, which is fair, British Broadcasting Corporation. An exception comes via Warpaint, who we tipped for new greatness this year, arguably already late since they’ve been playing together for many years and put out an EP in ’09, but also whatever. Sometimes we are late to UK’s excellence, sometimes they are late to ours. Exceptions: The Strokes nearly a decade ago (they got it), and James Blake, who the American internet realized broke out this year via his excellent EPs but is on the BBC’s list for future breakout greatness, ostensibly because he is still a very young man with a self-titled debut full-length due in 2011. List below, links to listen affixed, not sure you’ll discover anyone new to love but it’s a nice bit of trivia nonetheless:

Anna Calvi
Clare Maguire
Esben & The Witch
Jai Paul
James Blake
Jamie Woon
Jessie J
The Naked & Famous
The Vaccines
Wretch 32

You can read full bios and video clips from each of the 15 at the BBC.