Horror My Friend at 2019 SAM Awards; they're nominated for the 2020 Rock Award in the People's Choice Awards.
The nominees are in for the 2020 South Australian Music Awards, celebrating the achievements of musicians, producers, videographers and venues from what's been a decidedly unpredictable 12 months.
Young rappers EAST AV3 head the list with six nominations, while electronic act Motez and singer-songwriter, producer and visual artist Lonelyspeck each scored four nominations.
There's a group of acts who received three nominations: Jess Day, Naomi Keyte, SEABASS, Wing Defence, Slowmango, and Ollie English.
The People's Choice Awards received more than 8,000 public votes, with finalists including a host of winners from last year including TOWNS and Horror My Friend, along with plenty of fresh faces.
The SAM Awards ceremony will also be staged IRL on 3 November at University of Adelaide's Cloisters and Lawns, with COVID-19 safe protocols in place. A limited number of tickets to the ceremony will be available to the public and are on sale now.
"In such an uncertain environment, we weren't sure if we would be able to hold an event this year," General Manager of Music SA, Kim Roberts says.
"I'm thrilled that we can catch up in person for a COVID-safe SAM Awards. While the eligibility stretches back to last August, it's lovely to be able to acknowledge great music, events and achievements during such a rough year.
"To highlight the resilience within our community and celebrate a wider variety of industry roles, we've also included some new awards, including Best Innovation, Best Live Technician and Best Educator.
"It's such a diverse spread of talent – I don't envy the judging panel and the public voting on such excellent nominees."
2020 South Australian Music Awards take place at University of Adelaide's Cloisters and Lawns alongside the UNIBar on Tuesday 3 November.
INDUSTRY VOTED AWARDS
Best Studio Adelaide Recording Studios Ghostnote Island Recording Studios Spare Second Studio Stone Shed Studio Wundenbergs Recording and Rehearsal Studio
Best Studio Engineer Chris Panousakis Kiah Gossner Jimmy Balderston Lewis Wundenberg Mario Spate
Best Live Technician Lisa Lane-Collins Luke Hancock Noni Espinosa Patrick Lockwood Peter Wing
Best Major Festival/Event Day of Clarity Porchland St Jerome's Laneway Festival - Adelaide Thebartonia
Best Small Festival/Event Field Good Festival Freefall Festival PAK: Live at Wundenbergs Stonecutters The Porch Sessions
Best Venue Crown and Anchor Hotel Grace Emily Hotel Jive Lion Arts Factory The Wheatsheaf Hotel
Best Cover Art Dave Court (DyspOra - 'AUSTRALIEN') Jack Fenby (Cat Lucky - 'Pressure (Everybody Wants To Know You)') Jack Fenby (The Empty Threats - '$2') Julie Thornberg-Thorsoe (Kaurna Cronin - 'Glitter or Dust') Todd Fischer (Lost Woods - 'Shaping Distant Memories')
Best Manager Alex Karatassa Diana Sautelle Matthew Khabbaz Planet shhh! Sue Germein
Best Music Video Bottleneck Studios (Uomo - 'All I Hear') EAST AV3 ('Le Labo') Harry Nelli (Venice Queens - 'Punchdrunk') Lonelyspeck ('My Angel Goes Before Me') Motez, Pilot Studio, Mapped Design, Daggers Production, Kelsee Pedler (Motez - 'Soulitude')
Best Song EAST AV3 - 'Le Labo' Stellie - 'How Do We Look So Good?' Jess Day - 'Affection' St Jacques - 'In Faith' Naomi Keyte - 'Travelling Woman'
Best New Artist Cat Lucky EAST AV3 SEABASS Siberian Tiger Slowmango
Best Group EAST AV3 Slowmango SEABASS TOWNS Venice Queens Wing Defence
Best Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander Artist J-Milla Jessica Wishart Nathan May Sonz of Serpents Tunu
Best Solo Artist Jess Day Kaurna Cronin Lonelyspeck Motez Ollie English Stellie
Best Release EAST AV3 - 'Rugrats' Lonelyspeck - 'Abyssal Body' Motez - 'Soulitude' Ollie English - 'Reality of Love' Wing Defence - 'Friends'
Best Music Editor Grayson Rotumah Kultar Ahluwalia James Alberts Naomi Keyte Nick O’Connor
Best Innovation Mosaic Audio Visual Play/Pause/Play Space Jams Sunny Side Uploads Thursday Night Knock Offs – Sparkke at the Whitmore WheatyLIVE
PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS FINALISTS
Blues & Roots JimmyBay Lucky Seven Ollie English Rat Tamango The Streamliners
Country Cassidy Rae Gaiter Cookie Baker Jessica Wishart Matt Ward Nathan May