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FBi Radio Announces 2018 SMAC Award Nominees

Sydney’s beloved community station FBi Radio has announced the nominees for the 2018 edition of its annual Sydney Music, Arts & Culture (SMAC) Awards.

Now in its 10th year, the SMAC Awards will again honour the best of Sydney’s music, art and culture scenes, across nine distinct categories.

Music-wise, the likes of Jack River, Phantastic Ferniture and B Wise are up for Record Of The Year, while The Presets, Julia Jacklin, Slim Set, Shady Nasty, Kwame and Kota Banks are all nominated for Best Song.

The likes of Milan Ring, 100 and CLYPSO are up for the Next Big Thing award, while the Best Live Act category features musos like DIN, Dispossessed and Sampa The Great.

See the full list of 2018 nominees, below.

The 2017 SMAC Awards saw local indie-rockers Cloud Control pick up Record Of The Year for their album Zone, while Best Song went to Rainbow Chan’s ‘Let Me’.

2018 SMAC voting is open to the public, and will close at 5pm Wednesday, 13th February.

Winners will be announced during an invite-only ceremony at Sydney’s Carriageworks (and live on FBi 94.5FM) on Tuesday, 26th February.

To vote, head to the FBi website.

FBi SMAC Award Nominees, 2018

RECORD OF THE YEAR

B Wise – Area Famous

Retiree – House Or Home

NASHO – NASHO

Phantastic Ferniture – Phantastic Ferniture

DEN – Deep Cell

Jack River – Sugar Mountain

BEST SONG

The Presets – Martini

Julia Jacklin – Body

Slim Set – Cooked

Shady Nasty – Jewellery

Kwame – Wow

Kota Banks – Zoom

NEXT BIG THING

The Kid Laroi

Kwame

Slim Set

Milan Ring

100

CLYPSO

BEST LIVE ACT

DIN

Slim Set

Dispossessed

Freda & Jackson

100

Sampa The Great

BEST EATS

Cavalier 2.0

Sáng by Mabasa

Paperbark

Lankan Filling Station

Bella Brutta

A1 Canteen

BEST MUSIC EVENT

Mad Racket

Soft Centre

Pavlovabar

Heaps Gay Queertopia

Psyched As

Newtown Festival

BEST ARTIST

Leila El Rayes

Justin Shoulder

Nadia Hernández

Shireen Taweel

Shahmen Suku aka Radha La Bia

Talia Smith

BEST ARTS PROGRAM

The Countess Report

Desire Lines

Sissy Ball

Parramatta Artist Studios

Campbelltown Arts Centre – Real Real

Artspace – 52 Artists 52 Actions

BEST ON STAGE

Urban Theatre Projects – Right Here. Right Now.

Blackie Blackie Brown

Bangarra Dance Company – Dark Emu

Yarramadoon

A Harp In The South

The Howling Girls

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