How do you win this? I don't understand how this has a winner. But whatever. Years & Years have won the BBC Sound of 2015. I'm not entirely sure what this means, but I have a vague idea: lots of airplay on BBC Radio stations, a massive amount of press machinations, a lot of live shows. What a normal band does to get big except the BBC are backing them.

They topped the list ahead of (in order) James Bay, Stormzy, Raury and George The Poet. Profiles for all 15 acts on the shortlist can be seen here.

Head of music for BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra, George Ergatoudis, said this:

Lead singer, Olly Alexander is blessed with a distinctive intoxicating voice that works beautifully with the band's emotive electropop production. They fully deserve to top BBC Music's Sound Of 2015 and they're surely set for stellar success.

Which is fair enough. But why does this thing even need to have a winner? At least they were pretty humbled and excited by the news:

We can't really get our heads round it, Olly nearly passed out when we found out, it was so surreal and emotional. It feels like it means we've got a real shot, which means the world to us. People are going to listen to what we’re going to do, and we’ve just got to not muck it up. We've got to make the most of it and deliver.

On Wednesday night they shared their new track 'King' with Zane Lowe on BBC Radio 1. Here it is.