Brits Critics choice winner announced, Leonard Cohen plays epic New York gig, Black Keys man gets radio show, Flaming Lips releasing Zoo concert film... Daily Hot List
Thursday, 20 December
Tom Odell has been named as the winner of the 2013 Brits Critics Choice Award. The singer songwriter beat Laura Mvula and AlunaGeorge to the new talent prize which was voted for by an academy of music reviewers and "taste makers". He will receive his prize at the ceremony which will be held on 20 February at the 02 Arena in London.
Leonard Cohen played Madison Square in New York at the weekend. He performed two sets and two encores during the epic show. Click through for a picture gallery and full setlist.
Listen to The xx covering Wham!'s last Christmas for Radio 1, via the link.
Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney is set to host his own monthly radio show. Serious Boredom will be aired on SiriusXMU on the first Thursday of every month starting from January.
Jamie T has released his first recorded output since 2010. The singer, who is expected to release a new album next year, has contributed vocals to Rancid's Wrongful Suspicions.
The Flaming Lips are set to release their gig earlier this year at Oklahoma City Zoo Amphitheatre as a film called Freak Night later this week. Watch a preview below.
Kraftwerk have won a 12 year-long court case over a sample, after a German judge ruled in their favour. The case hinged on the use of music from their song Metall Auf Metall in Nur Mir, performed by Sabrina Setlur.
As a festive treat Grizzly Bear have rearranged recent album Shields for solo piano. Listen to it via their comedy Christmas video.
The Justice Collective's Hillsborough single, He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother, has taken a lead over X Factor winner James Arthur in the race to be Christmas Number 1, according to the official midweeks. It looks like being a closely fought battle ahead of Sunday's result.
Today's Track Of The Day is Steve Mason with Fight Them Back
That's it for this year, everyone at Q wishes you a lovely Christmas and a happy new year. The Hot List will return early next year - but keep an eye on the Q site for updates over Christmas.
12:00 PM | 20/12/2012
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