Alongside the extreme weather affecting the Isle of Wight festival and resulting in a Jodrell Bank cancellation at the weekend, there has also been a social media storm this week, with Blur announcing that they will debut two new tracks on Twitter and 6 Music revealing the most blogged about artists of the year so far.
BBC 6 Music’s ‘Now playing’ programme revealed the 25 most blogged about artists according to aggregator The Hype Machine, with Grimes (pictured), Beach House and Lana Del Rey all in the top five, with the chart based on 863 key music blogs across the world.
BBC 6 Music’s Tom Robinson said: "One of the sheer delights of Now Playing has been our close relationship with a wealth of wonderful new music blogs. The highpoint to date is our collaboration this weekend with the mighty Hype Machine - which has got me almost childishly excited. The graft, enthusiasm and musical expertise of the world's music bloggers has led to a new world of possibilities for gifted independent artists”.
You can see the complete list here and the top ten below.
Meanwhile, Blur will perform new songs ‘Under the Westway’ and ‘The Puritan’ live from a secret location and broadcast globally through Twitter at 6.15pm on Monday 2 July.
The top ten most blogged about artists are:
2. Lana Del Rey
3. Miike Snow
4. Beach House
5. Sleigh Bells
7. Lower Dens
8. Bear In Heaven
Generate Debate: Let us know your thoughts on the list. Is it predictable? Who did they miss and which artists have you been blogging about?