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NGAIIRE, Tasman Keith And More Nominated FBi SMAC Awards

The FBi SMAC (Sydney Music and Arts Culture) Awards have. unveiled their nominees for 2021!

Celebrating all the artists and creatives that keep the Sydney arts and music community poppin’, the FBi SMAC Awards have been running since 2008. Nominated across categories including Best Artist and Record of the Year are the likes of NGAIIRE, Tasman Keith, Marcus Whale and Serwah Attafuah.

NGAIIRE is up for two SMACs – Best Video and Record of the Year – marking another run of nods for her much-praised record, 3.

Throughout the nominations, we can see an exciting wave of artistry coming through; not just with the likes of NGAIIRE, Tasman Keith and Marcus Whale, but also in the dynamic Milan Ring, 1300 and Shady Nasty.

The FBi SMAC Awards are open for public voting until 5pm on December 10th – you can sling your votes over for your favourites here. Check out the full list of nominees below.

2021 FBi SMAC Award Nominees

BEST ARTIST

Serwah Attafuah

Natali Caro

Jazz Money

EJ Son

Demon Derriere

Akil Ahamat

BEST ARTS PROGRAM

Time Pass (Bankstown Arts Centre)

Unsettled

Supper Sessions

Art Write Light (Story Factory)

Soft Power (Firstdraft)

Seven Methods of Killing Kylie Jenner

BEST EATS

Yod

Maiz

Cafe Freda’s

Lucky Myanmar

Amah

Baba’s Place

BEST LIVE ACT

1300

Tasman Keith

SPVRROW

Milan Ring

Black Dahlia

ARSE

BEST VIDEO

Shady Nasty – ‘PRETTYB0YZ’ (dir. Luca Watson & Harry Welsh)

Ngaiire – ‘Closer’ (dir. Adam Kiers)

Manu Crooks – ‘Top’ (dir. Maddy King)

Indigo Sparke – ‘Everything Everything’ (dir. Mia Lethbridge)

Glo – ‘Transmute’ (dir. Matthew Gode)

IMBI x Slim Set – ‘Heatsink’ (dir. Sonder and Slim Set)

NEXT BIG THING

Skenzo

Mi-Kaisha

JamarzOnMarz

Glo

Babitha

700 Feel

SONG OF THE YEAR

Moody Beach – ‘Why Not’

Moktar – ‘Silk’

B Wise – ‘Ezinna’

Becca Hatch – ‘Please U’

Barkaa – ‘King Brown’

1300 – ‘No Caller ID’

RECORD OF THE YEAR

Ngaiire – ‘3’

Marcus Whale – ‘The Hunger’

Low Life – ‘From Squats to Lots: The Agony and XTC of Low Life’

Indira Elias – ‘Songs from a Moon // Songs by the Sun’

Caitlin Harnett & The Pony Boys – ‘Late Night Essentials’

Blessed – ‘Music is the Medicine’

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