As always, I’m incredibly stoked to share this year’s entire list of amazing artists/bands that made the top-ten list and EXCITED to see who ends up being our reader-voted BEST NEW SOUND of 2017! Lists like these are painstaking to make! I agonize over this stuff, I truly do…but it’s all in good fun & compiled from the all the extraordinary artists & bands that send in different EP’s and full-length records that we receive throughout the year to review. Nominations will officially start going out today, one per day over the next ten days from December 1st to 10th. Of course they’re being put out there in no particular order…at the end of the day, it’s always up to the readers and fans to decide what their number one of the year is…which is why we’ll vote on that soon enough.
Before we do, we’ll give ya a five-day breather to go out, spread the word, and start rallying the troops.
Voting will begin officially on December 15th and go until midnight on December 30th…and as you’d expect, we’ll declare the BEST NEW SOUND of 2017 before the year is finally over for good on the 31st. Keep your eyes on the homepage and in the special reports section & we’ll have more details on the voting system and how to support your favorites this year as we get closer to opening up the polling-station and handing the controls over to YOU to make the ultimate decision.
It’s been another incredible year of music in the independent music-scene and I’m ecstatic about the upcoming ten days to further recognize some of the amazing efforts made throughout 2017 and add a brand-new winner, collectively decided upon by YOU, to our Wall Of Fame & have their legacy immortalized forever and ever, displayed daily for all to see, right there on the front of the sleepingbagstudios homepage with our past amazing winners.
Best of luck to all the upcoming nominations and looking forward to seeing who you all choose as the ultimate BEST NEW SOUND of 2017!