The Scottish Alternative Music Awards announce 2015 Nominations


The 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. Voting opens next week.

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.

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
Catholic Action
Dear John

BEST NEWCOMER sponsored by UWS Creative
Martha Ffion
White Baer
Man Of Moon
Bella & The Bear

BEST HIP HOP sponsored by Splitter Scotland
Delighted Peoples
DJ Yemster & Hextasy
The Ill Collective
Bigg Taj & Spee Six Nine
Spring Break

BEST ELECTRONIC sponsored by Eventbrite
Our Future Glory
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
Ded Rabbit
Copper Lungs
Kathryn Joseph
Colonel Mustard & The Dijon 5
Neon Waltz

BEST METAL sponsored by Cathouse Glasgow
Mountains Under Oceans
The Amorettes
Holy Mountain
Seed Of Sorrow
Blackened Ritual

Tickets for this year’s Scottish Alternative Music Awards are available now via EventBrite.

You can stay up to date online:
Twitter: @officialsama #SAMA2015 // Facebook:
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