SAMA 2018 CEREMONY: IN PICTURES

The ninth annual Scottish Alternative Music Awards displayed yet another year of success for homegrown talent. Live for the first time from St. Luke’s, Glasgow seven artists picked up awards, with LYLO accepting the prestigious Best Live Act award presented by main sponsors Rebel Rebel Barbers. DJ Jim Gellatly was on hosting duties with special guests Vic Galloway, Scott Reid and more presenting the rest of the awards!

 PHOTO CRED: Neil Mckenzie

PHOTO CRED: Neil Mckenzie

The event began with live sets from vocal wonder Heir of The Cursed, previous award winners the mighty SHREDD and Paisley disco legends The Vegan Leather, with the show closed by Blanck Mass!

 HEIR OF THE CURSED - Photography by Brendan Waters

HEIR OF THE CURSED - Photography by Brendan Waters

 SHREDD - Photography by Brendan Waters

SHREDD - Photography by Brendan Waters

 THE VEGAN LEATHER - Photography by Brendan Waters

THE VEGAN LEATHER - Photography by Brendan Waters

 BLANCK MASS - Photography by Brendan Waters

BLANCK MASS - Photography by Brendan Waters

Yet another celebration of truly great Scottish music, with both line-up and nominations showcasing the sheer magnitute of talent we have across multi genres!


Full list of winners for 2018’s awards are:

Best Metal in association with Hard Rock Cafe: TENEMENTS

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Best Electronic in association with CitizenM: LO KINDRE

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Best Live Act in association with Xpo North: LYLO

 LYLO - Photography by Brendan Waters

LYLO - Photography by Brendan Waters

Best Newcomer in association with Academy of Music and Sound: THE DUNTS

 Jim Frew (Manager of The Dunts) collecting on behalf of band whilst on tour! Photography by Brendan Waters

Jim Frew (Manager of The Dunts) collecting on behalf of band whilst on tour! Photography by Brendan Waters

Best Rock/Alternative in association with Eventbrite: DECLAN WELSH AND THE DECADENT WEST

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Best Acoustic in association with ASSAI: MEGAN AIRLIE

 Megan Airlie collecting Best Acoustic presented by actor Scott Reid (|Still Game / Line of Duty) - Photography by Brendan Waters

Megan Airlie collecting Best Acoustic presented by actor Scott Reid (|Still Game / Line of Duty) - Photography by Brendan Waters

Best Hip Hop in association with Help Musicians UK: SOLAREYE

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From everyone at the SAMAs we offer our congratulations to all nominees and winners. With thanks to Brendan Waters, Neil Mckenzie and Lauren Campbell for amazing photography!

We’ll be back before you know it will our plans for 2019!

Here are some of our favourite shots from throughout the ceremony!

SAMAs Admin