Today Music SA announces the nominees for the South Australian Music Awards (SAM Awards).
SA (by way of Zimbabwe) eclectic brat rapper – Tkay Maizda – leads the charge enjoying a total of seven nominations across 14 categories.
The industry categories shine the light on the people and organisations that make the SA music industry tick. The Best Festival/Music Event category features huge world-renowned events such as WOMADelaide alongside smaller boutique experiences such as Moving Music.
The winners will be announced at the official award ceremony – opened by the Premier of SA and with trophies sponsored by the Lord Mayor – held at The Mercury Cinema on November 11, followed by a ticketed after party event open to the public at Fowler’s Live.
Hosted by triple j presenter Dom Alessio and charismatic local musician Max Savage at Fowler’s Live on November 11, the SAM Awards After Party will feature performances from some of SA’s best live acts: SKIES, Shaolin Afronauts, Sparkspitter and West Thebarton Brothel Party. Tickets for the SAM Awards after-party are $25 + booking fee through Moshtix, and will include drinks, the aforementioned entertainment and A Very Hairy BBQ hosted by The Beards.
Music SA General Manager Lisa Bishop says “We’re delighted with the outstanding calibre of nominees in the artist and industry categories. This is the first year Music SA takes custodianship of the rebranded and renamed South Australian music awards.
“We’re excited to congratulate and celebrate all the nominees and winners by staging a massive after party. Tickets are available to the public so we encourage all South Australians to come out and help celebrate world class talent on their very own doorstep.”
BEST MUSIC VIDEO
Flamingo – Drip Away (Directed by EVO)
Grenadiers – Summer (Directed by Crystal Arrow Films)
Koral & The Goodbye Horses – Pony (Directed by Aaron Schuppan)
Tkay Maizda– Switch Lanes (Directed by Sachio Cook)
Tom West– Easy Love (Animation by Matthew Hitch)
BEST FESTIVAL / MUSIC EVENT
Presented by Moshtix
Laneway Festival, Adelaide
The Porch Sessions
BEST COVER ART
Dan Vaughan & Ben McGee – for Nocturnes by Koral & The Goodbye Horses
Charlotte Stanforth – for Conchillia’s self-titled EP
Jack Vanzet – for Skies’ self-titled EP
Lluis Fuzzhound – for Lady Luck by The Villenettes
Jo Kitto & Carlo Jensen – for The Missing by Jay Power
Presented by Association of Artist Managers
By Popular Demand (Ryan Winter)
Kiss Punch Music (Daisy Brown)
Young Muscle (Adam Cope, Ash Wilson & Oli Kirk)
5/4 Entertainment (Craig Lock & Ross Osmon)
More details on the South Australian Music Awards on the official site.