SAMAs

The Scottish Alternative Music Awards announce 2015 Nominations

SAMAThe Scottish Alternative Music Awards (SAMAs) are back and bigger than ever – as they announce the nominees for their sixth award show set to be held at The Garage, Glasgow, on Thursday 8 October.

Continuing to shine a light on emerging talent on the Scottish alternative music scene, the SAMAs have spent this year celebrating bands from across Scotland at a number of intimate gigs, but will now turn to the public to award the best on the scene in 2015. Unfortunately none of our Dumfries & Galloway musicians made the nominations list, but many of them have recently graced the stages of D&G by performing as part of Electric Fields and headline gigs at The Venue in Dumfries.

SAMAs founder, Richy Muirhead, has also unveiled that the event will be hosted by a selection of special guests and will include performances by previous winners and nominees including Holy Esque and Crash Club.

Richy said: “The shortlist is extremely strong this year, with nominees from every corner of Scotland.  There is a huge surge in nominations for new bands which goes to show that Scotland is forever churning out new and exciting talent.   I think this year’s main event will be one not to miss – it’s our sixth birthday, so we’ve got a few surprises and crowd-pleasers up our sleeves.  Stay tuned.”

The nominees for 2015 are as follows:

BEST ROCK/ALTERNATIVE sponsored by EmuBands

Monogram
Wecamefromwolves
Catholic Action
Dear John
SchnarffSchnarff
Huxtable

BEST NEWCOMER sponsored by UWS Creative

MARTHA FFION
WHITE BAER
MAN OF MOON
ALPHAS
BELLA & THE BEAR
LIONEL

BEST HIP HOP sponsored by Splitter Scotland

MOG
Delighted Peoples
DJ YEMSTER & HEXTASY
THE ILL COLLECTIVE
BIGG TAJ & SPEESIXNINE
SPRING BREAK

BEST ELECTRONIC sponsored by Eventbrite

BDY PRTS
SEQUEL
OUR FUTURE GLORY
LOCKAH
CRASH CLUB
CLYDE ROUGE

BEST ACOUSTIC sponsored by CitizenM

C DUNCAN
THE JELLYMAN’S DAUGHTER
STELLA REILLY
BEST GIRL ATHLETE 
SEAN C KENNEDY
DR WOOK

BEST LIVE ACT sponsored by Bar Bloc

ERRORS
DED RABBIT
COPPER LUNGS
KATHRYN JOSEPH
COLONEL MUSTARD & THE DIJON 5
NEON WALTZ

BEST METAL sponsored by Cathouse Glasgow

MOUNTAINS UNDER OCEANS
THE AMORETTES
DIVIDESHOLY MOUNTAIN
SEED OF SORROW
BLACKENED RITUAL

Tickets for this year’s Scottish Alternative Music Awards are available now via EventBrite. Prices start from £10.  VIP packages available.

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