Why wait for the end of the year to find out what you should be listening to now? In no particular order we present six of the tracks to have watched out for in the first half of the year - or December last year if you want to be pedantic.
Neon Neon - Michael Douglas
Lethal Bizzle - The Come Up
Elbow - The Fix
Ida Maria - Stella
The Hollows - Why
REM - Supernatural Superserious
Your suggestions on anything I might have missed in the comments please...