A few sore heads at Pedestrian HQ today thanks to our erudite friends at FBi Radio who hosted their third annual SMAC Awards last night at Darlinghurst’s National Art School. Hosted by The Chaser’s affable man about town Chris Taylor, SMAC again proved why the best in music, art and culture need not be the biggest, recognizing a handful of Pedestrian favourites including Beastman who took home Best Artist, Greedy Hen who took home the inaugural Best On Screen award and philanthropic club kings/queens Heaps Decent who won the Pedestrian presented gong for Best Collective.
Elsewhere Guineafowl’s ‘In Our Circles‘ took home Best Sydney Song, Cloud Control nabbed two gongs for Best Live Act and Record Of The Year and contrary to the award’s parochial slant, Melbourne product Laneway was crowned Best Festival. The big winners of the night though were Hana Shimada and Jimmy Sing of Sydney small club GOODGOD who took out the coveted SMAC Of The Year for their contribution to Sydney nightlife which really, is an award for enhancing Sydney’s vibe and we only have mountains of gratitude for that. Full list of winners below…
Best Artist: Beastman
Best Arts Event: Superdeluxe@artspace
Best Collective: Heaps Decent
Best Live Music Act: Cloud Control
Best Major Festival: Laneway Festival
Best Music Event: Changing Lanes
Best On Screen: Greedy Hen
Best Performer: Toby Schmitz in Measure for Measure
Best Sydney Song: Guineafowl, ‘In Our Circles’
Next Big Thing: The Jezabels
Record Of The Year: Cloud Control, Bliss Release
Remix The City: Art & About for Sydney Statues, Oh Alfred! and the Laneway Art project
SMAC Of The Year: Hana Shimada and Jimmy Sing from Goodgod!