The Nominations for the SAMA’s 2019 are in…

The Scottish Alternative Music Awards (SAMA’s) recognises the best new Scottish music, shining a spotlight across an eclectic range of contemporary music genres. 2019 marks the tenth anniversary of music awards taking place at Saint Luke’s Glasgow, on Friday 25th October.

The ceremony will include live performances by psych rockers The Cosmic Dead, hip hop visionary Chlobocop, and Dumfries punks Franky’s Evil Party whilst being hosted by new music champion Jim Gellatly and poet Leyla Josephine. 

Ran in association with key partners Rebel Rebel Barbers, and Creative Scotland the SAMA’s are set to bring a giant night of music celebration to Glasgow. 

Alan Morrison, Head of Music, Creative Scotland said: “The SAMAs shine a light on the bits of the Scottish music industry that other award ceremonies don’t reach. What they find there is a buzz of activity, sometimes in vibrant underground scenes, sometimes on the margins where tomorrow’s talent is ready and waiting to step onto the main stage. For their 10th year, the SAMAs have assembled their strongest list of nominees yet, introducing superb musicians to new audiences who might not otherwise lend an ear to these genres. Creative Scotland is proud to support an event that consistently thinks outside of the musical box.”

The 2019 SAMA’s nominations are:

Best Newcomer in association with The Academy Of Music & Sound
Kapil Seshasayee

Best Electronic in association with citizenM hotels 
Ela Orleans
Ok Button

Best Hip Hop in association with Help Musicians Scotland
Billy Got Waves
Delivery Room
Nova Scotia The Truth
Steg G

Best Acoustic in association with BTO BeCreative
Aaron Smith
Annie Booth
Lizabett Russo
Zoe Graham

Best Live Act in association with Musicians Union
Bossy Love
The Vegan Leather

Best Metal in association with Hard Rock Cafe Glasgow
From Sorrow To Serenity

Best Rock/Alternative in association with Beezer
Fabric Bear
Heavy Rapids
The Snuts
Walt Disco

A three-day public vote will open on Monday 14th October on the SAMA’s website, with the winners being announced live at Saint Luke’s.

A limited amount of tickets are available for Scottish Alternative Music Awards via Eventbrite. Teaming up with Scotland’s leading music charity Help Musicians Scotland, £1 from each will go directly to the charity and invested back into supporting Scottish musicians. 

For more information on the awards visit:  | @officialSAMA on social networks.