Glasgow artists Sad City and Bossy Love are among some of the local acts nominated for the 7th Scottish Alternative Music Awards.

The award ceremony, which was founded in 2009 by Richy Muirhead, is designed to celebrate and showcase some of Scotland’s finest emerging and alternative talent with categories including Best Hip Hop, Best Live Act and Best Electronic.

With SynthGlasgow involved in the Best Electronic nomination process, we’re pleased to see Gary Caruth aka Sad City recognised for his talent. The Glasgow-based producer recently released his debut album ‘Shapes In Formation’ featuring 10 stunning soundscapes exploring electronic ambience. The album has been supported by the likes of Giles Peterson, Benji B and Resident Advisor.


Effervescent electro-pop duo, Bossy Love, have also been nominated for ‘Best Live Act’, having debuted at Glastonbury earlier in the summer as well as recently supporting Kelis in London. Exploding on stage with bouncy bass, instant hooks and a fistful of attitude, the duo are arguably one of the most exciting live acts Glasgow has to offer at the moment, with a headline gig planned for the Poetry Club on October 29th.



Other acts to be nominated from around Scotland include Happy Meals, Theo Kottis, Konchis and Ransom FA. Check the full list of nominations here. Winners will be decided via a public vote which is open now.

The award ceremony, which takes place on October 12th at Glasgow’s Garage, will feature live performances from The Van T’s, Stillhound and Paisley grime MC, Shogun.

Tickets are available now from Eventbrite, priced at £20 (VIP) /£10 (General) /£6.50 (Student).

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