Nominations sought for music awards

BORDERS bands and musicians have been invited to nominate themselves for the Scottish New Music Awards.

Now in its second year, the SNMAs have 40 award categories available for unsigned acts who have released material.

Genre categories include tribute, jazz, roots, folk, pop, punk, metal, electronic, urban and rock.

Among last year’s winners was Nicola Cassells, who has since renamed herself Nika and been signed to Sandi Thoms’ label Guardian Angel Records.

If you would like to be considered, visit and submit your entry by Saturday. For more information email

The SNMA’s are held in The Classic Grand in Glasgow on September 2.