The winners of each category will be announced at a special event to be held in The Garage in Glasgow on the 1st of March, and some variety of award will be given to the winners. I shall assume it will be some sort of trophy based award, and not an old, old school award like a pig or three herring and a box of crackers. Sadly. Anyway, the event looks to be a cracker and will feature comedy from a comedian, surprisingly. Not that you’d expect a comedian to give a lecture about woodwork or the viscosity of different paints, as that would be both inappropriate and rubbish. And as you can see from my excruciating attempts at humour, it won’t be me doing the comedy. Instead it will the rather fantastic and rather funny Billy Kirkwood (not the terrible football manager) who will be hosting the show. Check his website to see what he’s like. I’m sure you’ll like him. Also at the awards there will be live music, which is rather fitting for a music awards show. Music will come from Bwani Junction, Vukovi, Fridge Magnets and others! Tickets for the show cost £10 and can be purchased online here.
Anyway, that’s enough bumbling and superfluous nonsense written to make up my word count. Let’s get down to it. Below are the catagories and the nominees. Click on the name of each band to learn more about them;
Best Rock/ Alternative sponsored by Ignite Records
Best Newcomer sponsored by Cathouse Glasgow
Best Metal sponsored by Departed Apparel
Best Hip Hop sponsored by Young Scot
This category is new for the 2012 SAMAs
Best Electronic sponsored by Bar Bloc
This award was only introduced last year and was won by Indian Red Lopez
So there’s your nominees. You can vote online here. Voting closes on the 29th of February. Get voting now! I have! Twice in fact, and I may do it again!