The Scottish Alternative Music Awards took place in Glasgow on Thursday night. Now in its 6th year, the event celebrates Scottish independent artists, championing the upcoming and burgeoning talent found across the country.
The awards, whilst sponsored, are voted for by the general public and this year SAMA received over 20,000 votes for the 8 categories.
The atmosphere in the venue was electric as award ceremony hosted by Jim Gellatly and guests, presented award after award, interspersed with live performances from We Came From Wolves, Crash Club, Holy Esque, and an event-closing performance from previous winners, Hector Bizerk.
The winners on the night were:
BEST ROCK/ALTERNATIVE sponsored by EmuBands: We Came From Wolves
BEST NEWCOMER sponsored by UWS Creative: Bella and the Bear
BEST HIP HOP sponsored by Splitter Scotland: Spring Break
BEST ELECTRONIC sponsored by Eventbrite: Crash Club
BEST ACOUSTIC sponsored by CitizenM: Sean C Kennedy
BEST LIVE ACT sponsored by Bar Bloc: Colonel Mustard & The Dijon 5
BEST METAL sponsored by Cathouse Glasgow: DIVIDES
The event was an absolute blast as we spent an evening recognising the Scottish alternative music scene, and we cannot wait for the coming year to watch these acts and more from around the country grow and grow.