Each year at SPB we reach out to the wide stable of artists, labels and other music scene folks to find out what their take was on the year just finished. This time around we've spoken to over 40 bands and label owners to hear about their favourite records of the year, what's coming up from them in 2018, and their take on 2017's political/social conflicts.
Here's a quick sample of what to expect – click below to continue reading as we pass the mic to artists and labels for 2017.
"It's been rough witnessing what's happened to our country over the last year. But it makes playing music more important than ever. We have a platform to stand up for what we believe in."
"I don’t give a shit about the modern world, it’s just depressing. I live for dreamlife and the world of the night. It just makes me go farther out, I’ll create the world I want to live in with music."
"I found the band Samiam this year, sorta. I had known one song of theirs for many years, but I stumbled across their record called You Are Freaking Me Out a few months ago and I wish I had listened to it when I was a kid. It has all the things I like hearing."