The answer is Teenage Joans.
Who won what at the 2021 South Australian Music Awards?
The South Australian Music Awards were held at the Old Adelaide Gaol on Thursday, 19 November, and young pop-punks Teenage Joans absolutely cleaned up.
The duo formed in 2018 and took out Triple J’s Unearthed High competition in 2020, and this year took home seven SAM Awards – the most ever awarded to a single recipient.
Along with Best Song, Best New Artist, Best Group, Best Release, Most Popular Punk Artist and Best Cover Art, Teenage Joans also took home the inaugural City of Adelaide Exceptional Live Music Performance Award.
CityMag once again sponsored the Best Innovation Award, which this year went to Northern Sound System and WOMADelaide for their NSS Academy collaboration.
There were a tonne of other winners too, so read on for the full rundown of the 2021 South Australian Music Awards results.
MAJOR/INDUSTRY VOTED AWARDS
Chapel Lane Studios & Wundenberg’s Recording Studio
Best Studio Engineer/Producer
Best Live Technician
Lisa Lane Collins
Best Major Festival/Event
Best Small Festival/Event
Space Jams South Coast Tour
Best Cover Art
Samuel Graves & Eve Burner (Teenage Joans – Taste of Me)
Best Music Video
Harry Nathan (Glowing – ‘Poppy’)
Teenage Joans – ‘Something About Being Sixteen’
Best New Artist
Best Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander Artist
Tilly Tjala Thomas
Best Solo Artist
Teenage Joans – Taste of Me
Best Music Educator
Best Innovation (presented by us!)
WOMADelaide x NSS Academy
PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS WINNERS
Blues & Roots
Cal Williams Jr
Ricky Albeck & The Belair Line Band
Sons of Zöku
Mum Thinks Blue
2021 SPECIAL AWARD WINNERS
City of Adelaide Exceptional Live Performance Award
Adelaide UNESCO City of Music Best International Collaboration
Emily Burrows Award
Tilly Tjala Thomas
Rosanna and Neville Clark Award
Ryan Martin John and Aidan Cibich
Music SA Community Achievement Award