1/4 Standings For Best New Sound 2017!

Thank-you all for the incredible enthusiasm and votes during the first quarter of our reader-vote for BEST NEW SOUND 2017!  Continue to vote until Dec. 30th at midnight!  If you cast your ballot and you want to vote again, you can do that up to seventeen times a day…be patient with the ol’ system though…if […]Read More

SBS Reader-Vote For Best New Sound 2017 Is Open!

Welcome to the official SBS Reader-Vote, where we turn the controls over to YOU in efforts to help us determine the BEST NEW SOUND of 2017.  All albums & EPs submitted from December 2016 through to the end of November 2017 were considered for this year’s list – and out of the hundreds we reviewed, […]Read More

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A killer lineup of tunes including all the bands/artists from our top-10 list for you to hear before the upcoming reader-vote from Dec. 15th-30th! Check out tunes from: Dazor, Eon MC Etc., J Speed, Paul The Trombonist, Sam & The Black Seas, Sienná, Smoking Martha, Vaultry, Victory Fires and Yellow Paper Planes from this year’s […]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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UNREAL show full of amazing tunes today! Back & fresh from vacation, we’re unleashing a whole pile of fresh cuts on ya – come get’em! Featuring music from Jigsaw Man, Blackout Lights, Yellow Paper Planes, The Most Beautiful Losers, Vaultry, Melonvine, Static Choke, Smoking Martha, EMPRA, David Stephenson & a spotlight on the music of […]Read More

Smoking Martha – In Deep

Smoking Martha – In Deep – Album Review This band of all-stars is like the gift that keeps on giving.  Ever since their release of their self-titled EP, I’ve been yelling at the top of my lungs about this crew of five from Brisbane, Australia.  Quite honestly, there’s been every reason to yell – partly […]Read More

Smoking Martha – “What’s Her Name?”

Smoking Martha – “What’s Her Name?” – Single Review I’ve been preaching the good-word about the powerful & heavy-dynamics of Smoking Martha’s absolutely incredible music for a while now.  Whether it’s been through past reviews over the past two-years or playing them on the SBS Podcast…however I’ve been able to yell-out from my soapbox, I’ve […]Read More

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15 amazing tunes from the independent music-scene that we discovered over 2016…all released as singles & technically weren’t eligible for our annual contest for Best New Sound – but they certainly still get recognized here on our show for the amazing contribution they made to music last year! And besides that…all that awesomeness makes for […]Read More

Smoking Martha – “Say You’re Mine”

Smoking Martha – “Say You’re Mine” – Single Review About a year and a half back…if you look through the archives to around May of last year, you’ll find the review I wrote on Australia’s Smoking Martha…a band I was quick to double-down in support of.  Justifiably quick mind you…I don’t just toss around my […]Read More

Smoking Martha – Smoking Martha

Smoking Martha – Smoking Martha – EP Review Very diverse blend of rock coming out the amplifiers of Brisbane, Australia’s Smoking Martha…I can literally hear this style of music finding a way to capture every fan out there who has a love for classic-rock like Kiss, the alt/metal & melodic parts in the music of […]Read More

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