2011 SMAC award nominations

The nominees for the 2011 Sydney Music Art and Culture awards have been announced. The awards presented by FBi recognise Sydney’s artists, musos, venues, promoters, creators and culture makers who (in FBi’s words) “keep the city’s creative heart beating”.

In 2011 the awards tip Catcall, Lanie Lane, Matt Corby, Royal Headache, Jonti,

Oliver Tank and Wim as the next big things. Nominees in other categories include Step Panther, Belles Will Ring, Seekae, Ghoul, Jack Ladder, Jonathan Boulet and the Radiant Live shows curated by FBi host and FL contributor Adam Lewis (aka esquared ).

In addition to all the musical categories below the The Gate Presents No Fixed Address gig series has also been nominated in the “Remix the City” category.

Last years winners included Cloud Control, Guineafowl, The Jezabels, Laneway Festival, Changing Lanes.

You can vote for your favourites and go into the draw for a Fender Squire SH Mod Telecaster at the SMAC website

Next Big Thing


Oliver Tank


Lanie Lane

Matt Corby

Royal Headache


Record Of The Year

Africa Hi-Tech – 93 Million Miles

Belles Will Ring – Crystal Theatre

Collarbones – Iconography

Seekae – +Dome

Lanie Lane – To The Horses

Megastick Fanfare – Grit Aglow

Royal Headache – Royal Headache

Best Music Event


Goodgod Long Birthday Nights


Radiant Live


Rabbit Hole

Mad Racket

Best Song

Alps – Sail Away

Flume – Sleepless feat. Anthony & Cleopatra

Ghoul – Lodum (Rising)

Hermitude – Speak of the Devil

Jack Ladder – Cold Feet

Jonathan Boulet – You’re A Animal

Matt Corby – Brother

Melodie Nelson – My Johnny

Lime Cordiale – Say It

Nantes – Fly

Palms – The Summer Is Done With Us

The Rescue Ships – On The Air

Best Live Music Act

Kirin J. Callinan


The Snowdroppers

The Laurels

Jinja Safari

The Jezabels


Best Major Festival


Peats Ridge

Vivid Live

Musica Tumbalong