On the year of the 2012 London Olympics and the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, dance music continued to dominate, alt-J won the Mercury Music Prize, Gangnam Style drove the world insane whilst Carly Rae Jepson and Gotye (remember him...) dominated the singles charts. 

For The Mic, we spoke to a jubilant alt-J following their Mercury Prize win, whilst Kasabian and Palma Violets kept things busy on the live front.