Ah, the end of the year. The lovely time of the year where "end of the year" lists over take music publications for a few solid weeks. The BBC kicked things off with their "Sound of 2015" list this weekend (which you can check out here), and now MTV are following suit with the revealing of their "Brand New 2015" list.

It shows some overlap with the BBC's list, particularly in James Bay, Sunset Sons, Years & Years, and George the Poet. They round out the list with one of our favourites, Saint Raymond, Becky Hill, Melissa Steel, Krept and Konan, Nothing But Thieves, and Sinead Harnett. Tonight, there's a VIP launch party to celebrate each act nominated at DSTKRT in London with BBC longlister Kwabs performing.

The award will be handed out at a ceremony on 30 January which will follow two showcase gigs. At the very least, I'd say we're definitely better off this year than last, where despite Sam Smith, Kwabs, Ella Eyre, Royal Blood, and George Ezra being nominated - The Vamps won.