Taking place at St Luke's in Glasgow on Saturday the 27th of November, the twelth annual Scottish Alternative Music Awards (SAMA) showcases the best of new music from north of the border.
Celebrating the immense talent found in Scotland, with several incredible acts emerging post-Covid, the awards are voted on by fans, with the nominations being announced today.
Phoebe Inglis-Holmes of BBC Introducing Scotland is one of the tastemakers who helped select the nominees. Phoebe explains more about the awards: “I'm really delighted to see such a wide range of genres and artists being nominated at this year's event. This SAMAs 2021 honours list is truly full of some of the most exciting and deserving acts I think these awards have ever seen, to the extent that I think there'll be some really close calls for the winner, in multiple categories. “It'll be amazing to feel that nervous anticipation on the night to see who'll come out on top, and of course catch amazing live performances from the likes of recent Sound of Young Scotland winner, LVRA.”
Swim School: Just one of many incredible emerging talents on the thriving Scottish music scene.
The various categories include Best Rock, Best Metal, Best Live Act, Best Newcomer, Best Acoustic, Best Electronic and Best Hip-Hop. Voting opens at officialsama.com/vote at 12 noon on Monday the 8th of November and ends at 5pm on Wednesday the 10th of November.
The winners will be announced on Saturday the 27th of November at a live show at Glasgow's Saint Lukes. Acclaimed poet Leyla Josephine will be hosting and Scotland's new music champion Jim Gellatly will be on hand as well. The vent will include the live return of cult noughties band Union Of Knives as well as performances from double SAMA 2020 winner TAAHLIAH.
Tickets for the event are £10, available from Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/scottish-alternative-music-awards-2021-live-ceremony-tickets-190207324227