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

SBS Best New Sound 2017 Nominations – Smoking Martha

SBS Best New Sound 2017 Official Nominations Day One:  Smoking Martha Coming out swinging with massive sounds this year on their album In Deep, Aussie-based band Smoking Martha proved they’re every bit worthy of your time and could slay the mainstream on their own if they had to.  With an explosive record that spawned multiple […]Read More

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