SBS Best New Sound 2018 Details!

“He’s making a list, he’s checking it tw…..” You KNOW I’m checking my top ten list of the year a whole lot more than twice, that’s for sure!  It is that magical, wonderful, most-awesome part of the year where we finally get to start releasing the nominations for 2018’s BEST NEW SOUND here at SBS, […]Read More

SBS Best New Sound 2017 Nominations – Yellow Paper Planes

SBS Best New Sound Nominations Day Ten:  Yellow Paper Planes If you’ve been following along with our pages, reviews, podcasts etc., then you already know we’ve been ranting & raving about the new record Building A Building by Yellow Paper Planes as loud as possible all year long – so I had to do my […]Read More

SBS Best New Sound 2017 Nominations – Sienná

SBS Best New Sound Nominations Day Nine: Sienná One of the most stunning overall experiences came out of left-field this year through an artist we checked out in April of 2017 by the name of Sienná.  Her album Q.o.S was full of east-meets-west ideas when it came to the style & sound of the music, […]Read More

SBS Best New Sound 2017 Nominations – Victory Fires

SBS Best New Sound Nominations Day Eight: Victory Fires Of all the internet music gin-joints in all the world, they had to walk into mine.  Victory Fires is the kind of project with such potential, that even discovering them so late in the year, I knew immediately the moment I started listening that I was […]Read More

SBS Best New Sound 2017 Nominations – Dazor

SBS Best New Sound Nominations Day Seven:  Dazor Location, location, location – isn’t that what they always say?  In 2017, Dazor proved it doesn’t matter where you live – if you turn the volume up loud enough, the music is bound to get out there to all the right places.  This Canadian crew from Halifax […]Read More

SBS Best New Sound 2017 Nominations – J Speed

SBS Best New Sound Nominations Day Six: J Speed This year when it came to putting the rhythm & style into the rhymes in Hip-Hop, rapper J Speed helped raise the standards significantly by putting art back into the rap-game.  With his signature sound, unique tone in his voice and ambitious approach, he put out […]Read More

SBS Best New Sound 2017 Nominations – Vaultry

SBS Best New Sound Nominations Day Five: Vaultry The circumstances revolving around Vaultry as a band, losing founding member Chasen Fraser to cancer, led to one of the most unique moments in time I swear we’ll ever witness with the album Eulogy.  Co-written with Fraser before he passed, right up to and including a song […]Read More

SBS Best New Sound 2017 Nominations – Paul The Trombonist

SBS Best New Sound Nominations Day Four:  Paul The Trombonist Exciting new combinations and ideas in music are something we’re always searching for when listening to records & reviewing them here at sleepingbagstudios – and early-on in the year, one of those unique gems revealed itself – Paul The Trombonist.  With his album Journey To […]Read More

SBS Best New Sound 2017 Nominations – Eon MC Etc.

SBS Best New Sound Nominations Day Three: Eon MC Etc. With his new record, Southern L.O., rapper/hip-hop artist Eon MC Etc. took his whole game to that next level.  In a display of verbal-brilliance, style & skill, he put the work in and got the results on his new album, creating songs that were just […]Read More

SBS Best New Sound 2017 Nominations – Sam & The

SBS Best New Sound Nominations Day Two:  Sam & The Black Seas The stunning clarity and crystal-clear melodies found on the album Silver by Sam & The Black Seas were without a doubt, some of the best songs of 2017.  Where most tender-tunes and slow-songs can often have a harder time getting heard, they made […]Read More