After receiving an overwhelming number of high quality submissions, three artists have tied for the Judges’ Award in Sing Sing East’s free studio time competition.
Recipients of the Judges’ Award are selected on originality, creativity, and music ability. This year, the judges were Ben Godding from AWAL Australia and venue booker and publicist Sarah Guppy from This Much Talent.
Receiving the Judges’ Award and receiving a day’s free recording time with an engineer are KODAH, The Good Minus, and All Is Violent.
KODAH is a Melbourne based, 7-piece soul and RnB infused group who entered their killer harmonies and grooves on Diss Track. Although fresh on the scene, the band is working towards recording and releasing their own material and carving out a place in Melbourne’s live music scene.
The Good Minus submitted its track, Mechanical Shark, the first single from its upcoming album. The song highlights the loss of value put on the arts and music in particular in the education system. Representing the group, Stu said, “This competition gives artists a great opportunity to share their songs with a chance to record in a world-class recording studio. We look forward to using our studio time to record some new songs we've been working on.”
Instrumental three-piece, All Is Violent, blends post-rock and post-metal with a mission to express the chaos in life and nature through music. Their track, The Constant Past, won them the opportunity to work in the world class studio facilities.
The other competition prize was The People’s Vote, based on the highest number of views on an uploaded YouTube clip.
This prize was won by Melbourne pop band, Convenience Store with their track Time To Enjoy, which clocked up over 3,000 views and won them a 2-day recording package in the studio with an engineer, valued at $2,400.