SAMAs: 2017 winners announced

The winners of this year's Scottish Alternative Music Awards were revealed in Glasgow last night

Feature by The Skinny | 13 Oct 2017
  • SAMAs 2017

The SAMAs, in their eighth year, aim to celebrate the wealth of underground musical talent in Scotland. Glasgow surf pop outfit The Van T's scooped the best live act prize, while the best electronic award went to Edinburgh three-piece Stillhound. The best newcomer award went to fuzzy garage pop trio SHREDD!, with Lewis Capaldi and Kid Robotik scooping the acoustic and hip-hop prizes respectively. The best rock award went to Shambolics, with Tiberius' win in the best metal category rounding off the winners. 

The ceremony, at the Glasgow Garage, featured live sets from a trio of Glasgow bands; disco punk act WHITE, psychedelic rockers Holy Mountain and electro three-piece BooHooHoo. Read the full list of this year's nominees and winners below.

Best Rock/Alternative sponsored by Eventbrite UK
Shambolics
Rascalton
Pure Grief
Medicine Men

Best Newcomer sponsored by The Academy of Music and Sound
Codist
Jutland Songs
Hairband
SHREDD!

Best Hip Hop sponsored by Boyd Digital
Empress
Shogun
Kid Robotik
Asthmatic Astronaut

Best Electronic sponsored by citizenM
Illyus & Barrientos
Sam Gellaitry
Stillhound
Golden Teacher

Best Acoustic sponsored by Assai UK
Siobhan Wilson
Callum Beattie
Gus Harrower
Lewis Capaldi

Best Live Act sponsored by Xpo North
Indigo Velvet
Babe
The Van T's
Oskar Braves

Best Metal sponsored by Cathouse Glasgow
Frontierer
Tiberius
Revulsion
Sithu Aye

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