SAMAs at the centre of Scottish music calender

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Now in its sixth year, the Scottish Alternative Music Awards has grown to be at the centre of Scotland’s music calender. Founded in 2010 by Richy Muirhead, the ceremony has grown year on year, moving from one of Glasgow’s smallest venues, Classic Grand, to its current home at The Garage. This year, the SAMAs have been more prominent than ever, curating monthly events in partnership with big-name sponsors in various venues, climaxing this Thursday 8th October. Arguably the most important aspect of the awards is that it celebrates a wide spectrum of alternative music – everything from Hip Hop to Metal – with previous nominees including CHVRCHES and Young Fathers. This year, the nominees are more far-reaching than ever, allowing for tough, yet undoubtedly friendly and supportive, competition.

“To be able to bring all those acts together in one venue for one night and show the amazing amount of people who want to celebrate these bands is going to be incredible.” – SAMAs Founder Richy Muirhead

BEST ROCK/ALTERNATIVE sponsored by EmuBands
MONOGRAME
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

The SAMAs take place on Thursday 8th October at the Garage in Glasgow, hosted by former XFM Scotland DJs. Student tickets are priced at £6.

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