The Sound of 2012 longlist has been announced. Yeah, the BBC’s annual tastemaker hip list of bands who will make it, break through and be on everyone’s lips (for better or worse) and there’s a load of rockers out there who are either muttering about how there are no punk, rock or metal bands on it at ALL or they’re so disenfranchised as to simply not giving a flying shag.
Does it matter? Hell, no. There will be some rock bands getting new and wholly warranted mainstream attention in 2012 – make no bones about it – but they don’t follow the formula of pop and indie music. It’s not quite as simple as that.