Nominations for the Scottish Alternative Music Awards announced for 2018

Nominations for the Scottish Alternative Music Awards announced for 2018

Zoe Graham / credit: Jannica Honey

Awards shining a spotlight on the best in rock, metal, hip hop, acoustic, electronic and live music

The Scottish Alternative Music Awards are returning for their ninth year and have today announced the nominations across seven categories (Best Acoustic, Rock/Alternative, Newcomer, Live Act, Electronic, Metal and Hip Hop) showcasing some of the best music and acts across the country.

'This year's nominations show the incredibly diverse music culture that exists across Scotland,' explains SAMAs Director Richy Muirhead. 'The SAMAs will be a giant celebration and opportunity for many people to discover new and exciting artists.'

The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on Thu 25 October at St Luke's in Glasgow, hosted by Jim Gellatly and Laura Boyd, with live sets from Blanck Mass and The Vegan Leather. Tickets are available now.

The full nominations for 2018:

Best Acoustic sponsored by Assai UK
Blue Rose Code
Hamish Hawk
Zoe Bestel
Megan Airlie

Best Rock/Alternative sponsored by Eventbrite UK
Declan Welsh & The Decadent West

Best Newcomer sponsored by The Academy Of Music & Sound
Zoe Graham
The Dunts
Beta Waves

Best Live Act sponsored by XpoNorth
Free Love
Rapid Tan
Future Get Down

Best Electronic sponsored by citizenM hotel
Cucina Povera
Lanark Artefax
Lo Kindre

Best Metal sponsored by Hard Rock Cafe Glasgow
Bleed From Within
Lotus Eater

Best Hip Hop sponsored by Help Musicians Scotland
The Honey Farm
Kobi Onyame
Jackal Trades

Scottish Alternative Music Awards, St Lukes, Glasgow, Thu 25 Oct.

Scottish Alternative Music Awards

A celebration of underground Scottish music, with seven unique music awards and live music performances.