The community radio station will award acts over 11 categories which include music, art and food.
The big one is Record Of The Year which has six nominees in the category covering local legends and bright newcomers. Hermitude‘s Dark Night Sweet Light has picked up a nomination alongside Gang Of Youths‘ The Positions, Little May‘s For The Company, Royal Headache‘s High and Tuka‘s Life Death Time Eternal. Sampa The Great has also been included fresh off the release of her debut mixtape The Great Mixtape.
Interestingly none of these acts have been nominated for Best Song. Instead those honours have gone to Gordi, Cosmo’s Midnight, Shining Bird, Angie and Big White.
Of course, FBi is always looking out for fresh talent and they’ve gathered together the best of that in the Next Big Thing category. Vallis Alps, Gordi, Sampa The Great, World Champion and B Wise are all part of the worthy crop who all look set for big things in 2016.
You will be able to have your say and vote for the winners. Public voting opens today and will close on 18th December. The winner will be crowned Tuesday, 12th January.
The SMAC Awards will this year, for the first time, be accompanied by a festival featuring many of the nominated artists like Cosmo’s Midnight, Tuka, Vallis Alps and B Wise. The festival will take place at Carriageworks on Sunday, 10th January.
Peep all the nominees below.
Watch: Cosmo’s Midnight – Walk With Me (Feat. KUCKA)
FBi SMAC Awards 2015 Nominees
Record Of The Year
Hermitude – Dark Night Sweet Light
Little May – For The Company
Sampa The Great – The Great Mixtape
Royal Headache- High
Tuka – Life Death Time Eternal
Gang of Youths – The Positions
NEXT BIG THING
Sampa The Great Vallis Alps
BEST LIVE ACT – presented by Coopers
Jack Ladder and The Dreamlanders
FBi CLICK BEST PRODUCER – presented by V MoVement
BEST MUSIC EVENT
FCX: 10 Years of Future Classic
House of Mince
Repressed Records at Vivid LIVE
BEST SONG – presented by APRA AMCOS
Angie – Down For The Count
Shining Bird – River Mouth
Gordi – Taken Blame
Cosmo’s Midnight ft Kucka – Walk With Me
Big White – You Know I Love You
REMIX THE CITY
Raising the Bar Sydney
BEST ON STAGE
The Battle of Waterloo – Sydney Theatre Company
The Bleeding Tree – Griffin Theatre
Nothing to Lose – Force Majeure
The Wizard of Oz – Belvoir
Tangi Wai – Performance Space
BEST ARTS PROGRAM
Marina Ambramovic: In Residence
Underbelly Arts 2015
BEST ARTIST – presented by the Keir Foundation
Haines and Hinterding
BEST EATS – presented by Cake Wines
Andy Bowdy Pastry