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FBi Unveils 2014 SMAC Awards Nominees

Written by Tom Williams on November 26, 2014

The seventh year of FBi Radio‘s Sydney Music Arts & Culture (SMAC) Awards is upon us, the Sydney community station unveiling its 2014 nominees. On the music side of things, Caitlin Park, Seekae, Spookyland, Mansionair and Basenji lead all other nominees with two nods apiece.

The FBi SMAC awards recognise the outstanding artists, musicians, performers, events and foodies who have contributed to Sydney’s creative culture in the past year. There are over 60 nominees across 11 categories in 2014, including a new award for Best Producer, which will recognise some of Sydney’s most prolific beat makers. The new prize will be presented by FBi‘s electronic music station, FBi Click.

Sydney locals The Preatures, psych-rockers Cloud Control and musician Elizabeth Rose won big at last year’s FBi SMAC awards. This year’s winners will be announced at an official ceremony on Tuesday, 20th January 2015, which will broadcast live on radio.

Exciting prizes, including tickets to the event, can be won by voting online via the FBi SMAC Awards website. Public voting for the 2014 awards begins today, 26th November, and is open until 5pm Tuesday, 23rd December.

The full list of 2014 FBi SMAC Award nominees is available to view below.

Watch: Seekae – Test & Recognise

2014 FBi SMAC Awards Nominees

RECORD OF THE YEAR
Caitlin Park, The Sleeper
Fishing, Shy Glow
Seekae, The Worry
Thundamentals, So We Can Remember
The Preatures, Blue Planet Eyes
Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders, Playmates

BEST SONG
Mansionair , Hold me Down
Caitlin Park, Hold Your Gaze
Spookyland, The Silly Fucking Thing
Seekae, Test & Recognise
The Walking Who, With Roses
Movement, Like Lust

NEXT BIG THING
EAST
Montaigne
Mansionair
George Maple
Spookyland
Basenji

BEST LIVE ACT
One Day
The Walking Who
DMA’s
Donny Benet
Little May
Gang of Youths

FBi CLICK – BEST PRODUCER
Ribongia
Lavurn Lee (Cassius Select/ Guerre)
Moon Holiday
Basenji
Eugene Ward (Tuff Sherm/ Dro Carey)
Roleo

BEST MUSIC EVENT
Young Henry’s Small World
The Farmer and the Owl
One Day Sundays
Blurst of Times
Newtown Festival
Astral People 3rd Birthday

BEST ON STAGE
Is this thing On? (Belvoir)
The Boat People (Rock Surfers)
The Bear Pack (Giant Dwarf)
Calpurnia Descending (Sydney Theatre Company)
Eight Gigabytes of Hardcore Pornography (Griffin Theatre)

REMIX THE CITY
Support the Support by Cake Wines
Sydney Open
Idea Bombing Sydney
Wonderwalls
Sydney Culture Walks App

BEST ARTS PROGRAM
Firstdraft
Giant Dwarf
Alaska Projects
Campbelltown Arts Centre
Performance Space

BEST VISUAL ARTIST
Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran
Tony Albert
Pia van Gelder
Hissy Fit
Karla Dickens

BEST EATS
Alfio’s
Pinbone
The Stinking Bishops
Rising Sun Workshop
Cho Cho San

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