The Scottish Alternative Music Awards has opened voting for 2014’s poll.
The awards, in their fifth year, have announced the nominees in seven categories – Rock/Alternative, Metal, Acoustic, Electronic, Live Act, Newcomer and Hip Hop.
Voting is open until February 27th, at which point the votes will be counted in preparation for the awards ceremony at Glasgow’s Garage on March 7th.

We coud easily list all the shortlisted nominees here, but that would be kind of pointless given that you will see them if you cast your vote on the SAMA website. However, to lure you there. among those acts seeking your vote are Garden of Elks and Fat Goth in the Rock category, Withered Hand and, er, Adam Stafford for Acoustic act; Roman Nose and Washington Irving in the Live category, Electronic act Machines In Heaven, and in Hip Hop, Young Fathers, and, yes, Silibil N Brains.

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