And the prize for earliest music award of 2011 goes to… Scottish Alternative Music Awards 2011.
Now in its second year, the event, which initially stemmed from a course at the University of the West of Scotland, has expanded to include several more genre categories including Metal, Electronic, Live, Acoustic, Group, Rock/Alternative and a Newcomer section.
Among the nominees across the categories are RM Hubbert, Conquering Animal Sound, Mopp, This Familiar Smile, Kid Adrift, Rachel Sermanni and Young Fathers.
But we don’t want to put ideas in your head – you can read the full list, and vote, at

The presentations event will take place at Glasgow’s Classic Grand on February 25th. Last year’s event saw Trapped in Kansas receive a prize from Jim Gellatly and host Billy Kirkwood.