Liking Royal Blood, although this list seems disappointing compared to previous years.
I'm not sure if disappointing is how I feel exactly; it's more smaller time/unknowns than I've seen in previous years. FKA Twigs is fantastic though imo and Chance/Sam Smith are having a banner year, so I'm thinking they're the most likely to win. Definitely checking the rest of these out though.
Nick Mulvey is awesome. Saw him open up for Laura Marling a couple months back. He seems like a really intelligent fellow too and his guitar rhythms are very interesting and very diverse.
That being said, i don't think this list ever has enough loud guitar music. People at Radio 1 keep complaining it's dead. of course it is if you're not playing it.
I agree, he was so good. Almost the highlight of the evening for me. Met him after too, such a nice chap. Cover him quite a bit/ in touch with his "people" and I'm always in love with what he releases. Can't wait for his debut.