Folksters on BBC’s ‘Sound of 2009’ longlist

The BBC have announced their longlist for the Sound of 2009, which includes FFS favourites Mumford and Sons.

The list, which was topped last year by Adele, is designed to find the best up-and-coming acts and is compiled by 130 British music critics and broadcasters.

Also appearing on the 15-strong longlist are La Roux, Florence and the Machine and Little Boots.

The winner will be named in January.

Words: Lynn Roberts