The SAMAs have been announced with a tip of the hat to some Highland talent; Jemma Tweedie, ROADWAY, CLEAVERS, Them & Us, Miss Irenie Rose and Team Kapowski.

The six acts, dubbed “Team North”, will compete, in their respective categories, at the fourth year of Scottish Alternative Music Awards. The Awards aim to provide a platform as well as
deserved recognition for the hard working and talented members of the Scottish music industry.

Founder and Creative Director of the SAMAs, Richy Muirhead commented: “The shortlist of nominees are excellent. I think this is a great opportunity for new and old music fans to hear an eclectic bill of artists from all over Scotland. Its an
exciting time for the SAMAs going into year 4, the music scene here is very much alive!”.

Nominations for the awards were made by regional judges teams and are going to be finally decided by the public vote (it’s like x-factor only without the rubbish). Competition will be tight with a fantastic array of Scottish talent ranging from Meaursalt to Chvrches.

So it’s time to get behind the local acts, the “Team North” so after three “Go North”, ah wait a minute that’s something different altogether.

The nominations are:

Best Rock/Alternative sponsored by EmuBands

Culann
Baby Strange
Duke
Fat Goth
CLEAVERS
M A D I S O N

Best Hip Hop sponsored by Splitter Scotland

GASP
S-Type
WERD (SOS)
Solareye
Team Kapowski
Young Fathers

Best Live Act sponsored by Bar Bloc

United Fruit
Vigo Thieves
Stanley
Meursault
ROADWAY
The Ok Social Club

Best Newcomer sponsored by The Academy Of Music & Sound

Honeyblood
The Holy Ghosts
Model Jet Pilot
Ded Rabbit
Miss Irenie Rose
Miss Lucid

Best Electronic sponsored by Red Dog Music

Plum
Roman Nose
Fonik
Discopolis
Them & Us
Chvrches

Best Acoustic sponsored by Jeremiah Weed

Little Fire
Michael Cassidy
Cara Mitchell
William Douglas & The Wheel
Jemma Tweedie
Alex Hynes

Best Metal / Hardcore sponsored by Cathouse Glasgow

What The Blood Revealed
Prelude To The Hunt
Sectioned
Bear Arms
Trial & Error
Lords Of Bastard

SAMAs will be announced on The Garage, Glasgow on Friday the 8th of March.

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