THE public vote for this year’s Scottish Alternative Music Awards has officially been opened.

Comprised of burgeoning homegrown talent from genres such as rock/alternative, hip-hop, acoustic, electronic and more, this year’s shortlists boasts an impressive array of acts whose fate has now been placed in the hands of the music consumers themselves.

With the ceremony itself set to take place on Thursday 25th October in the grandiose surroundings of Saint Luke’s & The Winged Ox, the awards will be distributed to their recipients alongside a backdrop of hotly-anticipated live performances from electronic subversive Blanck Mass and Scotland’s premier art-pop outfit The Vegan Leather.

With tickets to the event available via EventBrite, check out all of the nominations below and have your say for each category now via their official site now.

Best Acoustic sponsored by Assai UK

Blue Rose Code
Hamish Hawk
Zoe Bestel
Megan Airlie

Best Rock/Alternative sponsored by Eventbrite UK

Declan Welsh & The Decadent West

Best Newcomer sponsored by The Academy Of Music & Sound

Zoe Graham
The Dunts
Beta Waves

Best Live Act sponsored by XpoNorth

Free Love
Rapid Tan
Future Get Down

Best Electronic sponsored by citizenM hotel

Cucina Povera
Lanark Artefax
Lo Kindre

Best Metal sponsored by Hard Rock Cafe Glasgow

Bleed From Within
Lotus Eater

Best Hip Hop sponsored by Help Musicians Scotland

The Honey Farm
Kobi Onyame
Jackal Trades